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There are absolutes - Good & Evil - Right & Wrong!

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Submitted by John Reinders (Canada), Sep 24, 2002 at 13:57

Hi Daniel,

First let me say how much I enjoy reading your articles, I look for them every day in my mailbox. I agree with the previous commentator too, this whole liberal view of tolerance/intolerance, and there never being a right or wrong - is totally ludicrous. I have come to the point now that when ever Ashrawi, or some other Palestinian spokesperson comes on the news, I now change the channel. I can no longer listen to their lies. If you believe the most recent polls from the area, some 90% +/- of Palestinians agree with the killing of Jewish men, women & children anyway - In Israel proper, Judea, Samaria - it doesn't really seem to matter where. They continue to teach their children to hate,.........and there are whole new generations waiting in the wings for their turn to murder. It's time for some common sense solutions......Its time to say to the Palestinians - Enough is enough! This ends now!

I am very seriously starting to take the view, as others have, who dare to mention it - that the only solution to this whole problem is to relocate the so called Palestinians back to their countries of origin - or wherever they would like to go. The largest majority of them came from other Arab countries anyway. Most of the indigenous Arab population were forced out of Palestine by their Arab brothers long ago! Now refugees! We all see how well there Arab brothers treat them - still refugees after 50+ years. By the way, there is also already a Palestinian state in the region by the name of Jordan, let them move there. Remember Trans-Jordan, the land set aside for the Arab population under the Palestine Mandate!

This whole idea that because these Arabs have lived on the land for the last 50/75/100 years or so, that this somehow gives them the right to any of the land of Israel. After all, there have always been Jewish people living in Israel, they have never completely left the land of their forefather's. At the turn of the last century there were more Jews and Christians living in Jerusalem than Muslims (10:1), and most of these Muslims were Turks - not Arabs! Also, I'm sure most Jews could very likely trace there ancestry back thousands & thousands of years, some I'm sure back to the time of King David. So ask yourself, who has more of a right to be there?

This idea that you can divide this tiny parcel of land into two, and that somehow there will be peace, is insane. I also wonder how the Arab world would feel, if the ancestors of those Jews who used to reside in Medina, were suddenly to lay claim to it before the United Nations. Afterall it was formally a Jewish town, before Mohammed laid siege to it and expelled or murdered those Jews that lived there.

Fifty-four years ago the UN repartitioned Israel, very likely from Arab pressure, this should never have happened - this should now be declared illegal! Perhaps even the United Nations should be disbanded - they are nothing but a paper tiger anyway. Now here we are, 54 years later, after many, many Arab attacks - all of which they lost. Scores and scores of UN resolutions over the years, almost all of which have been against Israel and the Jewish people. Israel, a country who is not even allowed to sit on the Security Council, a country who seems never to be allowed to defend itself, and a country that most Arab states really still want to destroy - I don't trust their motives for a minute.

How can the world still expect Israel to make peace with these people? This is beyond me, or is most of the world simply blind... I still believe in good and evil / right and wrong. By the way for those who may be wondering, I am not Jewish or a right-wing fundamentalist - but I am a firm supporter of truth, the nation of Israel and the Jewish people.

Thank you for your time.
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