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Israel is condemned in any scenario

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Submitted by David (United States), Sep 5, 2002 at 18:52

If Israeli authorities take control of this issue, they will be condemned as usual by the biased international community. If they don't, they will be blamed for the consequences that follow. I say handle the problem.

Much research has been conducted on the damage being done by the Palestinian Authority's tunneling and construction (or rather destruction). They can do no wrong in the eyes of the world. Come on, these are folks who constantly blow up babies with nail bombs in the name righteousness and religion. If they "accidentally" knock down an ancient wall that happens to be Judaism's single, holiest site during their construction of a new mosque do you think Europe would blink an eye? If Israelis "lost it" and trashed their mosque in the chaos that ensued, the Europeans would scream "nazism" and condemn ONLY Israel and the Jews in their polite little accents. Get real.

I cannot forget what Europe did to the Jews roughly 50 years ago - their deep rooted anti-Semitism is merely cloaked now under the guise of so-called "human rights" and a leftist media. It's time we quit worrying about what Europe thinks. Since 9/11 Americans are widely discovering that well-spoken accents are not necessarily synonymous with intelligence or wisdom or decency. The real problem in the middle east is hate programming.

Every Arab country in the region has a hate-filled government controlled media and hate-filled government-issued school texts that literally teach kids that killing Jews is an act of goodness that is pleasing to Allah. (see www.memri.org for a website devoted to the LITERAL translation of middle east media.) For many years, the European media has fallen squarely on the side of the Palestinians, which has influenced our own media. Thankfully America is beginning to wake up.

Under the Clinton administration, Israel offered Yassir Arafat and the Palestinians 97% of the West Bank and Gaza. Arafat flatly rejected it so he could continue to strive for all of Israel. The Palestinians owe their lack of statehood to one man. They can no longer blame Israel.

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