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Submitted by JLBooth (Australia), Mar 3, 2003 at 08:07

I think that you will find that many people who are concerned with the Muslims worldwide behaviour do a complete turnabout when it comes to Palestine. Media seems determined, or perhaps the journalists are too damn lazy to do some research, and only give the last few decades of events.

If Killer Arafat had not gone to Palestine, the middle east problem may well be resolved. In fact, it just might have never happened enough to warrant much attention. I hope that the so-called Palestinians do not get compensation for their lost homes etc, as I do not see anybody giving the Jews who had to flee from Europe, Arabian countries, England, and Africa any compensation. I know it is not a popular belief, but I believe that Jordan being the MUCH greater part of England's Mandate of Palestine, should have housed all Arabs and left the minor part of that mandate to Israel. After all, victor take all, and England and the allies (Arab assistance was minimal and longterm would not have resuolted in a different outcome) would have been justified in keeping it all, but they gave all but approx 1% of the Arabian lands back to Arabs after it was taken from the Ottoman Empire after centuries of that rule, which was also ensuring the Israel/Palestine lands were being abandoned by the Arabs more and more due to the lawlessness and lack of anything provided by the Ottoman empire for that part of their domain.

Furthermore, non Jews were welcomed to Jordan whilst Jews were forbidden to enter and later even forbidden to enter what later became Israel.

It would seem that discrimination against Jews has always been worldwide and has been in effect for centuries. In NZ and Australia, I have come across anti Jew sentiment - I do not think that they are influenced by the Blood libel that was a popular idea in centuries gone by, but certainly their discrimination exists.

It seems to be the Muslim and Arab way, that what they cannot have, they would prefer to destroy. I think this is in part the problem with their attitude to the west. Jealousy resulting in the childish response of destroying it if they cannot have it.

I know I sound bigoted. It is unfortunate as I believe strongly in decency and gratitude and honesty and once even tolerance. None of this seems to be part of the Arab and Muslim way. ..

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