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The lack of knowledge on campuses leads to trouble!

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Submitted by Lila Reisman (United States), Sep 21, 2002 at 14:52

The reactions at both these institutions of learning only serve to indicate how very little the students know about the hard facts of the history in the area since prior to 1947. It is amazing to me that so few individuals know that both the Jewish and the
Arab populations then living there, some 600,00-700,000 souls , were each offered a
share of land carved out of Palestine and that the Jews accepted it and the Palestinians refused it. Why? Because their Arab neighbors had promised to "drive the Jews into the Sea". It did not happen then...nor did it happen in any of the sub-
sequent wars which Israel fought and won.

Few know or care to know that the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan was carved out of
3/4 of Palestine and it seems that the Palestinians now do not scream about them
living in their "occupied territory".

Why would the Arab states want to drive Israel into the Sea from 1947 on? Because
they would be threatened by a democratic, freedom loving, Westernized state developing in their "back yards". The
populations of Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Yemen and Syria for the most part were living on a poverty or near poverty level...
...despite the oil produced in some of those countries. The fear that an enlighten-
ed lower class might uprise against the totalitarian leaders who still hold the reigns of
government in neighboring Muslim states, was so serious that nothing would do but
to allow Palestinians who were displaced into U.N. refugee camps to fester, to breed
hate, and to become ruthless...until such time as they could attack Israel. While Israel
was absorbing Jews from Arab countries and giving them a proud way of life, not one
Arab country offered to take in the Palestinians or even to support them financially.
Only now will Saudi Arabia run a lottery...but to provide funds for terrorists and those
families who encouraged their child to become a suicide bomber. Oil sources for the
West are supposed to be the root cause of the Bush ties with Saudi Arabia but in all
the many years since the oil crisis before, the U.S. has not undertaken a program of
production of electric cars or of a local source for oil provided from corn.

We are being held captive by Muslims who want to destroy the American way of life and we are now
being drawn into another war...again with Iraq....when we left their dissidents and the Kurds "out to dry" by failing to provide the arms we promised them for an Iraqi revolution right after the Gulf War. Somehow, we are kept entirely in the dark and that is the worst thing that has now come out. We the People must make our stand known and it must be based upon facts....

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