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Submitted by WeAreAllDanes! (United States), Mar 7, 2006 at 23:28

"You got the Peace Signing between Arafat and Rabin on the White House lawn."

Which amounted to nothing. Arafat got 98% of what he asked for and threw it away - considering what he really wanted was to push Israel into the sea. Which is what his party wanted, but wouldn't say in English. Hamas isn't quite that shy.

"Give 3 Billion a year to the Palestinians, like you do to Israelis, and you will get more for your money."

We give Egypt $2 billion a year. What we get in return appears to be just hatred in their national press. I'd like my money back. We give to the victims of the earthquake in Pakistan and get our flag burned for our trouble.... Why bother?

""Oh, please. They are "occupied and oppressed" purely for political purposes to serve the Arab states."

-- So now it is the Palestinians ' wish to be occupied and oppressed. Is that what you are saying?"

No - it is cleary the wish of the Arab states. That and I'm pretty sure the Hashemites ruling Jordan would just as soon keep the "Palestinians" where they are for at least one other reason. From the "Palestinians" I've met, the "love" seems to be returned in kind....

""Fine with me. End all aid to them. I don't work for a living to see so much of my money be given to people who hate me and my entire civilization."

That, sir, is your prerogative."

Indeed it is.

"... If any people know about war it is the Palestinians."

What the Palestinians have seen is a series of measured responses in respone brutal attacks against Israeli citizenry. That's not a "war". This wouldn't still be an issue if Israel had fought a *war* over this. If anything, the United States has been standing in the way of that. Of course, we aren't appreciated for that favor either....

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