Give Israel, Palestinians single state

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The revolutions taking place in the Middle East represent the beginning of a new world order. These young men and women are sacrificing their lives to achieve freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It looks like something that happened back in 1775 in America. Many will deny it, but the epicenter of the New World Order Movement has been inspired, in part, by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

For 60-plus years, the Israeli government, with the full approval of the U.S. government, has used overwhelming force and oppression to achieve peace. By now it should be obvious to one and all this is not working. Yet the Israeli leaders, still with the approval of Congress, continue to use force and oppression. These are the same tactics that the leaders of the countries now under siege in the Middle East used against their citizens.

Every peace negotiation has had the Palestinians on one side with Israel and the United States on the other side. By their actions, the leaders of Israel and the United States seem to imply that the Arab citizens of the Middle East are lesser human beings than Israelis and Americans. Amazingly, the U.S. government is supporting the rebels throughout the Middle East, yet they refuse to approve Palestinian statehood in the United Nations. This is a double standard by any measure. Whatever happened to the premise that all human beings have the same inalienable rights? The cold, hard truth is the Israeli leadership, with Congress, is equally responsible for crimes against humanity.

I am concerned for the future of both Israelis and Palestinians. Prior to World War II, Muslims, Jews and Christians lived together peacefully. The first change was the quest for Zionism fueled by the tragedy of the Holocaust. Next was the opposition to Israel as a state. These two issues
must be relegated to the pages of history. A single state, with equal rights for both Israelis and Palestinians, is the only viable solution. Demographics and geography do not favor a two-state solution.

There are fast-growing movements in Israel, Europe and America against the inhumane treatment of the Palestinians. The only question that remains: How long will it take to stop the carnage?

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Jon Lester
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Jon Lester 09/12/11 - 01:49 am
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I appreciate seeing this

I appreciate seeing this printed. The concept of ethnic homelands would seem to be at odds with American ideals and principles, and it's time for more of us to rethink what should inform our foreign policy.

omnomnom
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omnomnom 09/12/11 - 02:33 am
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American ideals really only

American ideals really only work one place ervahbody. and the record there's a bit spotty too.

carcraft
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carcraft 09/12/11 - 04:11 am
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Isreal is a single state

Isreal is a single state Democracy. The Jews and Arabs that live there as cirizens vote, Arabs are in the parliment etc. How many jews do you think could be elected in the government in rule of the Palistian?

wtinney
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wtinney 09/12/11 - 04:22 am
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I really do not see the

I really do not see the reasoning to allow Palistine to have a state in the first place. First, we should never take a position to support terrorism (aka Arafat's former campaign); two, we should not remove lands from a recognized state - the only non-Muslim-based state in the region to provide to another Muslim-based state; three, we should not have Israel give up land to those that wish harm to Israel; four, we should not capitulate to individuals that are always misrepresenting themselves (aka lying), lobbing rockets into the lands of their neighbors. I think the author misses some clear historical points. Those that call themselves "Palistinians" are nomads that have been forced out of lands of the neighboring states of Syria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, etc. Not one has any connection to the classical definition of Palistine. It is a bad idea to award benefits to a group that, because they do not wish to claim their original homelands, a homeland made up of property from another already sovereign state. Does this mean the United Nations can take on the plight of Native peoples in the United States and force the U.S. to give up large swaths of land because of a prior claim stake by presence? Native peoples would have a much better case than the Palestinians, that is for sure.

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Riverman1 09/12/11 - 05:10 am
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So you want a one-state

So you want a one-state solution with equal rights for all? Arabs will outnumber Israelis. See how that works out.

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southernguy08 09/12/11 - 06:38 am
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A.C., you should do some
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A.C., you should do some research. In 1948, when the state of Israel was formed, there was an offer for a separate Palestinian state. The Arabs REFUSED IT! They didn't want Jews anywhere near them. I've been there many times and spoken with the average Arab on the street. Most will tell you that this is their land, and there is no place for the Jews there. When you ask where the Jews should go, many will tell you, "Anywhere but here." Some will say, "They can go to Hell!" How's that for a peaceful solution? To them, if it takes 100 years and 100 million lives for the "liberation," so be it.

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draksig 09/12/11 - 07:12 am
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The UN may vote to give

The UN may vote to give Palistine a state, but they will continue to expect Israel to give them the power and fuel they need for free. The Arab and Muslim nations have never helped them better their situation because they need the Palestinians to live in squalor and poverty to give them an excuse to condemn Israel.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/12/11 - 08:02 am
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Here's my one-state solution:

Here's my one-state solution: Annex the Gaza Strip into Egypt and call the people living there Egyptians. Annex the West bank under control of Abbas into Jordan and call those people Jordanians. Annex the rest of the "disputed" territory into Israel and call those people Israelis.

FalseHopeLooseChange
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FalseHopeLooseChange 09/12/11 - 01:18 pm
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"Prior to World War II,

"Prior to World War II, Muslims, Jews and Christians lived together peacefully" This statement needs some serious fact checking at an unbiased source.....

I say the Jews should announce they are the "Jewish Republic of Israel", declare a state of Manifest Destiny based on actually biblical history, and move the Palestinians to the territory's declared in the Balfour Declaration.

All the Palestinians who fled Israel in 1948 should be allowed to return to their "homeland" just like the Lenape Indians should be allowed to and take "legal" possession of Manhattan.

Jane18
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Jane18 09/12/11 - 01:24 pm
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You are right about one thing

You are right about one thing A.C., everything that is going on in the Middle East(and elsewhere), IS the beginning of the new world order, one world system--a political beast!

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harley_52 09/12/11 - 03:45 pm
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Mr. Forgay says..."prior to

Mr. Forgay says..."prior to World War II, Muslims, Jews and Christians lived together peacefully."

Muslims have not lived together peacefully with Jews and Christians since their founding and there is zero chance they will in the future unless Christians and Jews are willing to abandon their faith and surrender to sharia and dhimmitude.

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rmwhitley 09/12/11 - 04:45 pm
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I'm all for ethnic homelands.
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I'm all for ethnic homelands. Let each ethnicity find a "spot", settle there and leave each other to themselves.

KScinci
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KScinci 09/12/11 - 05:32 pm
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With all respect to Wtinney's

With all respect to Wtinney's views, the truth and facts about this ongoing issue in Israel is not what has been stated by this person. Mentioning terrorism, Muslim and Non-Muslims, "Native People, Nomads/ Palestinians"; as reasons for not reasoning???? This might be wtinney's opinion and that is OK. Everyone has his/ her own opionion. However, peronal opinions are not facts. If we truly would like to state facts as facts, we need to know and study the subject well before we state it as facts; and here we are talking about history. When studing the history of the Middle East and that region, including the speeches and documentations of former/ older Israeli's known political leaders, you could find the truth and facts about the establishment of the Israeli State in that region, and probably then understand the ongoing conflict to date. The points that the auther, A.C, made in this article is worth looking at. And this the advantage of true knowledge, not thru some articles and special opinions. When you read something and you are well-educated and well-rounded in it, you could know the truth from the falsehood and the right from the wrong.

harley_52
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harley_52 09/12/11 - 06:06 pm
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Muslims view Israel variously

Muslims view Israel variously as the devil, pigs, monkeys, and a cancer living within their territory that MUST be eliminated. They will NEVER accept an Israeli state and have said so and demonstrated so for decades. It is a waste of time, money, and effort to pursue a different situation because it ain't gonna happen. Israel's neighbors don't seek "peaceful coexistence".... they seek the destruction of Israel. The "Palestinian issue" is a convenient way to keep the situation boiling and not a problem the Palestinian leaders (or other muslim nations in the area) really want to solve.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 09/14/11 - 12:05 am
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Think of an island like

Think of an island like Hawaii in the Pacific ocean. That is Israel in the Middle East surrounded by Arab muslim nations that have historically attacked them and many still dedicated to its destruction. I don't understand why there isn't more sympathy for a minority group like the jews in such a small plot of land considering they are surrounded by a pacific ocean of Arab land. We wiped out 90% of the indigenous Amerian Indians and stuffed them into reservations and OHHHH the sympathy. Seems racist and discriminatory.

Brad Owens
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Brad Owens 09/15/11 - 07:31 am
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No one has the right to rule

No one has the right to rule another, Palestinians deserve the right of self determination too.

the tired old excuse that Israel is a "democracy" surrounded by mena ol' Arabs, is just that, a tired old excuse.

America should support freedom for all peoples and we should apply our beleifs with an equal hand. Seems Israel gets a pass due to the "terrorist" past of the PLO.

Lets quit riding dead corpses and look forward for a change on all this.

The two state solution is the only one that will ever work due to the population issues that RM1 pointed out.

Brad

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