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Submitted by yonason (United States), Aug 15, 2005 at 03:47


With the internet resources available today, there is virtually no excuse for getting one's facts as blatantly wrong as many do. As long as one is able to discern who is a trustworthy source of information, he(she) should have no problem finding the truth.

Unfortunately, as it is becoming ever more obvious to me that I am in the minority on this, I am seriously tempted to follow Walter Manchur's lead, and just toss in the towel. After all, it gets really tiresome doing the legwork for the lazy ones who won't read it anyway, and even if they did it would probably only confuse them. We wouldn't want them to have to actually think about it, or even worse, to abandon the safety of the herd just because they're living a lie.

So, in a spirit of solidarity with Mr., Manchur, I will only add that we also need to ignore the fact that.... "Jews have lived in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) and Gaza Strip throughout recorded history, until the 1948 War of Independence, when they were forced to flee the invading Arab armies."

One should also beware of the following information:
"Yad Mordechai, Nitzanim, Kfar Etzion and Kfar Darom share much in common. All were lost to invading Arab forces during the vicious existential war imposed on the newborn Jewish state in 1948. All were eventually won back, all resettled and reclaimed from the utter ruin to which unbridled hate reduced them."

And definitely ignore this:
"The areas seized by Israel in 1967 from Jordan and Egypt are called the "West Bank" and the "Gaza Strip" respectively. In all of history before about 1950 they were Judea, Samaria (http://palestinefacts.org/pf_early_palestine_judea_samaria.php) and Gaza, part of Eretz Yisrael."

And don't forget to add these to you're "don't read"list:

Facts have such an annoying habit of stifling fantasy. We can't have that, now, can we? After all, it's only history. And what relevance could that possibly have to current events?

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