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Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Israel and the War on Terror

The whole issue of the Middle East crisis is one in which I have tried to remain neutral and unbiased. I understand there are legitimate arguments on both sides but after reading an article in the Independant I have to express my disgust towards US foreign policy and the Bush administration.

Nakba Day meaning "day of the catastrophe" is an annual day of commemoration for the Palestinian people of the "anniversary of the creation of Israel" which marks the beginning of the 1948 Palestinian exodus, the resulting defeat in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, the loss of land that followed from the war and their displacement and dispossession as a result While for Israelis, the 1948 war gave them independence and this day represents the "fulfilment of a historic ideal of the Jewish people" to establish a homeland for the Jewish people, for Palestinians, the day represents "the dispossession of hundreds of thousands of their people who were made homeless as Israel was born.” Read more

On the 16th May 2008 Donald Macintyre writes

President George Bush lavished anniversary praise on Israel yesterday, as Palestinians commemorated the "Nakba" or "catastrophe" when 700,000 were forced from or fled their homes 60 years ago.In a special address to the Israeli Knesset, Mr Bush declared that the US was proud to be the "closest ally and best friend in the world" of a nation that was a "homeland for the chosen people" and had "worked tirelessly for peace and... fought valiantly for freedom."....Mr Bush does not make even an oblique reference to the fact that he was delivering his speech on the day that Palestinians annually commemorate the "Nakba" in the 1948 war that left a victorious Israel in control of 78 per cent of mandatory Palestineread more here

Why does Mr Bush not praise the Palestine people, instead he brands them a terrorist organisation. One thing he needs to remember.

One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter

Which one does Mr Bush catergorise himself as?

2 comments:

  1. Weird claim and logic of yours! One stupid and Falsetinian ProPALganda motivated article made you to fix your mind in favor of one side in the war?
    If so, why don't you read some articles in favor of the Jews? Start with one I have red just few minutes ago, short and wise article: http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=25689

    Btw, Original "Nakba" means trying of the Arab states to "push the Jew into the sea". Since they failed to achieved their mission and lost the war they, 20 – 30 years later, turn the meaning of their "Nakba" according their current political needs and ProPALganda.

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  2. I have always tried to see both sides of the conflict and have read many articles from both sides including both Jewish and Palestinian propoganda. I have to say that your views are also slightly biased in favour of the Jewish side. Maybe you should consider reading some articles from the palestinian point of view. I have travelled to Israel and seen for myself the misery inflicted on the Palestinians, especially since the wall has gone up. I know that there has been wrongdoings and innocent people have died on both sides however I feel that if the Jewish people were a bit more compassionate towards their fellow countrymen these troubles may start to be resolved.

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