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Reader comment on item: The Muslim Claim to Jerusalem
in response to reader comment: Israel must be steadfast in protecting its rights and its people

Submitted by Michael S (United States), Oct 2, 2015 at 16:09

Hi, VJ

As I write this, I'm incredibly sad about a shooting incident near my home. Ten people were killed, including the gunman, who was a confused young man handicapped with an Autism-related disorder. While being very sad for what his family has to go through, I am also angry at President Obama. Even while I was waiting to learn about who the victims were (we still don't know all their names), and while I was waiting to know where and when I could donate blood, a press conference scheduled by the Umpqua County Sherriff's office was bumped in order to cover Obama ranting about gun control.

Obama is just obtuse; only his problem isn't autism: it's egotism. He is so big-headed, he thinks he can solve problems before he even has had time to learn what they are. And if you're wondering how the "shooting" problem, it isn't gun control (The event happened on a gun-free campus) and it isn't heroism. One student in the college put himself in the line of fire, to try to calm down the shooter; but was shot seven times. He survived, but has two broken legs. You may also recall the terrorism incident on a French train a few weeks ago. One of the three men who thwarted it was a recent graduate of the college where this shooting happened. Besides those two, there was a grandmother in the room where the shootings happened, who braved getting shot herself, in order to try to resuscitate one of the victims. We have lots of heroes here. We also have a lot of disabled people like the shooter, who are shut out of society and not neurologically equipped to handle it. The bottom line is that people can't solve all their problems; and politicking by outsiders like Obama only pour salt on society's wounds.

End of rant. Sorry for unloading on you. You said,

Many nations and people are questioning Israel's control of its liberated territory.

The key word is "it's". That land is sovereign Israeli territory, and is nobody else's business.

No one is mentioning that the Arab countries had ejected about a million Jewish people and their children from their countries, confiscated their assets, businesses, homes and Real estate.

No kidding. You're preaching to the choir.

Today over half of Israel's population are Jews expelled from Arab countries and their children and grandchildren.

That may have been true before the collapse of the Soviet Union; but I don't think it's true anymore. A lot of Russians and Ukrainians of Jewish ancestry have immigrated since then. The fastest growing demographic group in Israel, meanwhile, have been largely Ashkenazi (European) Hassidic Jews. They have more children per family, I believe, than even Arabs in the Territories.

Now the Arab nations are demanding more land and more compensation.

Again, you're preaching to the choir. The Arab nations have rather backward and ignorant populations, on the whole, who are easily swayed to believe that the Jews are the cause of all their problems. I think their leaders would actually like to put away with such nonesense and work with Israel for their own benefit; but it would be domestic political suicide for them to try this. I doubt that the Arab nations would make such demands, if their people weren't continually agitated by Leftists from America and Europe.

It is time for the Jewish people to live as free people in their own land without violence and terror.


As long as the Jewish spirit is yearning deep in the heart,
With eyes turned toward the East, looking toward Zion,
Then our hope - the two-thousand-year-old hope - will not be lost:
To be a free people in our land,
The land of Zion and Jerusalem.

-- The Israel National Anthem (translation from Hebrew)

You continued,

It is time to consider that the only alternative is a population transfer of the Arab-Palestinians to the territories the Arab countries confiscated from the Jewish people and settle this dispute once and for all. Many Arab leaders had suggested these solutions over the years.

I think Rabbi Kahane proposed something like that. Not only was he assasinate by Arab terrorists, but he was ostracised by the Israeli government as well for saying such things. As I said earlier in this post, some problems simply don't have easy solutions. Meanwhile, we have to make do the best we can.

Shalom shalom :-)


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