I looked, and I saw a windstorm coming out of the north -- an immense cloud with flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light. The center of the fire looked like glowing metal, and in the fire was what looked like four living creatures.
the Palestinians spent years targeting and killing Israeli civilians with rockets, mortars and suicide bombs prior to the current, disproportionate Israeli oppression in Gaza... at least have the honesty and the balls to point out that there really is a lengthy history which led to the Israelis adopting these tactics. Hamas, Fatah and the PLO sure as hell aren't an innocents. They bear a partial responsibility for their people's current situation that must be acknowledged.
The blockade and various military attacks by Israel have nearly always been direct responses to Palestinian Authority-sanctioned attacks, whether they have been claimed by the PLO, Hamas or Fatah.
If Canada had done the same to the US for decades, and had been repeatedly asked to stop through diplomacy, yet the attacks continued, what do you think the US response would be?
The PLO was formed in 1964, before Israel captured the West Bank from Jordan.
My understanding is that withdrawal and acceptance of a Palestinian state is the policy of the major parties, and Israel actually has pulled out of Gaza and demolished settlements in the West Bank. That should be evidence that Israel "really wants" to do it.
To take it as a general comment about Israelis or Jews is an absurd interpretation.
It's using a classic antisemitic trope, perhaps the classic trope. Saying that "some" Jews think that they have the right to steal is no better than saying that "some" Jews drink the blood of babies. And in fact there is a steady stream of propaganda that makes both of those claims, believe it or not.
But I don't think it makes sense to read it down to those particular Jews. How would Moorooka explain this belief among settlers? Surely he wouldn't say that it's just a random happenstance, like a group of a dozen or so left-handed people who just happen to be in the same spot. He really must believe that it is typically Jewish (although perhaps not common to all Jews) to "think that their race gives them the right to naked theft."
Most Arab states do not recognise Israel's sovereignty over any territory.
The Arab League members unanimously endorsed the peace initiative on March 27. It consists of a comprehensive proposal to end the entire Arab-Israeli conflict. It provides in a relevant part:
“ (a) Complete withdrawal from the occupied Arab territories, including the Syrian Golan Heights, to the 4 June 1967 line and the territories still occupied in southern Lebanon; (b) Attain a just solution to the problem of Palestinian refugees to be agreed upon in accordance with the UN General Assembly Resolution No 194. (c) Accept the establishment of an independent and sovereign Palestinian state on the Palestinian territories occupied since 4 June 1967 in the West Bank and Gaza Strip with East Jerusalem as its capital. In return the Arab states will do the following: (a) Consider the Arab-Israeli conflict over, sign a peace agreement with Israel, and achieve peace for all states in the region; (b) Establish normal relations with Israel within the framework of this comprehensive peace.
Voice A: “They get held hostage or they get chucked off”
Voice B: “Chucked off?”
Voice A: “They get chucked off – they get thrown off.”
A few minutes later, Voice A explains things further for Voice B:
Voice A: “These guys … these Turks … they’re not like us … [we] come from an easy life … [they are not] just on a boat to Gaza…they’re always ready for these things.”
After a pause, Voice B expresses his concern, which is dismissed by Voice A:
Voice B: “So they’re ready to fight?”
Voice A: “Whatever happens.”
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