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The Palestinian side

January 15, 2013

Recently a Jewish-American wrote a 400-word, 5-column piece in the Sun-Gazette about his visit to relatives in Israel....

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MrShaman

Jan-15-13 6:11 AM

"In a democracy and court of public opinion both views should be heard for fairness and balance." - Henry J. Hopper

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HUGE 10-4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jan-15-13 6:12 AM

This letter promotes divisiveness through a disguise of being fair.

It would have been better to promote a year long series of stories of various transplanted Americans from a variety of countries around the globe.

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MrShaman

Jan-15-13 6:15 AM

"That will never, ever, happen." - Francine

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Ah, yes....the "convenience" of "absolutes"; the overuse of terms like ALWAYS & NEVER...rather than committing oneself to the WORK (required) to make actual Change.

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MrShaman

Jan-15-13 6:18 AM

"This letter promotes divisiveness through a disguise of being fair." - ToTEXASfromPA

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Ah, yes...who NEEDS any o' that, there "both views should be heard"-stuff??!!!

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enigma

Jan-15-13 6:37 AM

Good idea, wouldn't you love to read about suicide bomber training, elementary schools where they teach the kids to hate Jewish people and Americans all done by people who are in self-imposed exile? Except, That s not what such a piece would say. It would talk about how oppressed they are even though they're the freeest Arabs in the Middle East. You see the problem here is that the writer has a poor view of the news. It's not supposed to be fair, it's supposed to be true. There isn't much of that coming out of the Arab world these days.

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wwhickok

Jan-15-13 6:50 AM

I'm all for hearing everyone's side of the story and heck one of the things I enjoyed most when I was a child was learning about other cultures, races, religions etc. Loved History Class. But if you're a suicicde bomber/terrorist/Holy War encourager/war mongerer etc etc etc, quite frankly I don't give a*****what you have to say. I'm not suggesting that fully describes or even remotely describes Palestinian people, frankly I don't know much about them. But my bottom line is, it's not always better to give someone an open microphone.

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sideliner

Jan-15-13 7:02 AM

The issue is Israel.

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enigma

Jan-15-13 7:16 AM

sideliner,"The issue is Israel."

Yes, that would be the issue, or are you trying to say that Israel is the problem? If that's what you believe then the problem is really the United Nations, because they created Israel. But I think it's more likely that you have no idea what you're talking about. Israel is the only country in the Middle East that offers freedom to its people, and that includes the Palestinians. Any oppression they feel is because they have separated themselves and set up their own oppressive government, which they elected terrorists to run. Learn your history. There never was an independent nation of Palestine. It was a British colony and before that it was part of a couple of other Arab countries. After the U.N. established it as a Jewish homeland, many moved there and bought property from the people who were there. The "Palistinians" decided that they didn't want to live with the Jews and left.

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MrShaman

Jan-15-13 8:22 AM

"Good idea, wouldn't you love to read about suicide bomber training, elementary schools where they teach the kids to hate Jewish people and Americans all done by people who are in self-imposed exile?" - enigma

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Yeah..."self-imposed"...when the UN decided to draw new borders, back on November 29, 1947.

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MrShaman

Jan-15-13 8:26 AM

"I'm all for hearing everyone's side of the story and heck one of the things I enjoyed most when I was a child was learning about other cultures, races, religions etc. Loved History Class. But if you're a suicicde bomber/terrorist/Holy War encourager/war mongerer etc etc etc, quite frankly I don't give a*****what you have to say." - wwhickok

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You must have been a British-aristocrat, in an earlier-life...'round-about the last-half of the 18th century.

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MrShaman

Jan-15-13 8:30 AM

sideliner,"The issue is Israel."

Yes, that would be the issue, or are you trying to say that Israel is the problem? If that's what you believe then the problem is really the United Nations, because they created Israel. But I think it's more likely that you have no idea what you're talking about. Israel is the only country in the Middle East that offers freedom to its people, and that includes the Palestinians." - enigma

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...As-long-as Palestinians "turn the other cheek", every time the Israelis build another/new settlement on (what's SUPPOSED to be) Palestinian real-estate.

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CHayes

Jan-15-13 8:37 AM

"After the U.N. established it as a Jewish homeland, many moved there and bought property from the people who were there. The "Palistinians" decided that they didn't want to live with the Jews and left."

You should write for the Onion. Considering that the Israelis have bulldozed houses to build settlements that had been in the hands of individual families for hundreds of years, and this has often been done against the desires of the homeowners through the Israeli version of eminent domain, your comment is ranker than month old seafood.

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CMReeder

Jan-15-13 8:42 AM

Why on their visit to Israel, why not the Palestinian state, the Gaza strip?

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DavidBross

Jan-15-13 9:25 AM

Some of the language regarding settlements reminds me of the time in our history when the US viewed the native population in a similar way to the way Israel views the Palestinians. The Prime Minister recently downplayed the building of settlements on disputed land. He said it was just resettling on ancient homeland. Could you imagine the Native Americans in our country doing the same?

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Alsever

Jan-15-13 10:36 AM

Bring back the Ottoman Empire!

I frequently go on trips to Latin America and spend a lot of time with european backpackers. A lot of them wonder why the US is so pro-Israel. They claim that european news media shows much more of the problems that the Palistianian people are having from Israel.

But then most of them have no idea how powerful is our Born Again, Bible Thumping lobby is. They need an "Israel" for Jesus to come back to.

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CMReeder

Jan-15-13 11:06 AM

Bobbie that would be a Palestinian visiting. If you want a view from a Palestinian have them visit their area not Israel.

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SteelerFan

Jan-15-13 1:25 PM

If you want the other view, sign up for AlGore-Jazeera TV. btw, the lame stream media would have excoriated Mitt Romney is he had done what Al did, but the silence from the left was deafening.

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SteelerFan

Jan-15-13 1:27 PM

Gaza Strip, now there would be a good place for Chuck!!

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rmiller

Jan-15-13 6:51 PM

The only court of opinion that matters is God's. Do you want to hear what He believes is fair?

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CHayes

Jan-16-13 1:32 PM

"The only court of opinion that matters is God's. Do you want to hear what He believes is fair?"

But Relene, you said your deity was going to pick the winner of the election, and you would abide by that choice. Now, if you actually believe what you said prior to the election, you're spitting in your deity's face, and absolutely refuse to address why. Do you have a little bit of a Sybil thing going on, or what?

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MrShaman

Jan-16-13 1:55 PM

"Bring back the Ottoman Empire!

I frequently go on trips to Latin America and spend a lot of time with european backpackers. A lot of them wonder why the US is so pro-Israel. They claim that european news media shows much more of the problems that the Palistianian people are having from Israel." - Alsever

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Ah, yes...the Ottoman Empire...back, BEFORE British/American oil-companies came in...and, started throwing-their-weight-around....creating NEW borders...and, MORE-MANAGEABLE populations!!!!

See:

UE News Feature: Blood and Oil - A Middle East Primer for UE Members

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MrShaman

Jan-16-13 2:12 PM

...And, for all o' you "conservatives", who moan & complain about Obama "apologizing" for our past-actions, let's hear you defend the U.S. replacing a Democracy...with a Monarchy...in Iran.

See:

History of Iran, Operation Ajax

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