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Sovereignty Issues?

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Submitted by John R (United States), Aug 6, 2006 at 21:11

Tom, thanks for your view.

However the Middle East conflict is not due to what you say, government structure, politics, decrees, land..... What drives the antagonism is a combination of religion and racism. If Israel were a Muslim state, not Jewish, the Arab world would not have a problem with them. The Israelis do acknowledge Muslim nation's right to exist but Muslims do not acknowledge Israel's right to exist, they wish Israel dissapear from the face of the earth. All these political, geopolitical, sovereignity issues against Israel are really just due to hatred because Jews or Israel is a non Muslim state that is in their geographic area.

Central, front and back of this truth is religion, Islam. This is what drives Israel's neighbors to wish Israel dissapear from the face of the earth. Islam tells them to hate people who are not Muslims and as such, Jews being what they are, which is Non Muslims, as their neigbor, they wish for them to dissapear.

As far as I am concerned, Islam is responsible for the conflict in the Middle East. If not for Islam, there wouldn't be so much terrorimsm. If not for Islam, the Trade Towers would still be standing. If not for Islam, the Israelis do not need to defend themselves. You cannot blame the Israelis for their actions. They are surrounded by neo Nazis and as such its' taking the necessary actions to protect itself. Time magazine by the way has an excellent article on this.

Dr. Pipes, I disagree with you however on painting a picture of the Arab world starting to understand or support Israel over it's conflict against Hezbollah. Most of the Arab world do not support Israel, Dan. The support is so insignifant, so little, that it is not even worth mentioning it. There are always those who disagree with their own on two sides of a conflict, hence given the Arab world's (or maybe I should say the Islamic world) gives very little support to Israel over it's conflicts with Arab nations or parties such as Palestinians and Hezbollah, it is misleading to say or indicate Arab support of Israel. The truth is, the Arab world is antagonist towards Israel so much so that most of it's government and population support terrorists, or are sympathetic to terrorists in their war against Israel and the United States. The support is so little it is misleading to paint a picture of the Arab world starting to support Israel. I just read for example that the Arab world now do not wish to negotiate anymore with Isreal on peace. As usual the Israelis are to blame rather than terrorists who provoke Israel. All in all, one can certainly say that they wouldn't be taking this stand if Israel were a Muslim state, not a Jewish state.

YOU: Israel is a vibrant, decent, and prosperous country; so in any way to bring its existence into question is logically absurd and morally repugnant.

A place or country does not need to be vibrant, decent, and prosperous for it's existence to be acknowledged. It's actually all about Islam. Islam says they should not exist, therefore it's Muslim neighbors are hostile towards it and question it's existence. They question Israel's existence simply because they are a non Muslim state right there in middle of a place largely Islamic. Heck, if you study their religion, which is central to their beliefs and government policies, further, they do not even wish non Muslims countries anywhere exist.

John R.

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