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  1. corzak

    corzak said, about 2 years ago

    In 2011, Palestinian (West Bank) GDP growth reached 9 percent, and expected to rise to 10 percent in 2012 and 12 percent in 2013.

    And this, despite the fact that the Palestinian government an “has lost access to 40 percent of the West Bank, 82 percent of its groundwater and more than two-thirds of its grazing land” due to the illegal occupation and settlement construction by religious extremists.

  2. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 2 years ago

    However you feel about extremists on either side of this situation, human life goes. It’s amazing how people adapt.
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    http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/12/gaza-tunnels/verini-text

  3. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Omnius

    The Palestinian government is impotent. Hamas runs things. They are devoted to (and always have been) the annihilation of Israel. As the article linked to in a comment above states, this has been an area of contention since 1450 (and earlier) when you consider the roman occupation of the area.
    This pathetic situation has existed for centuries. The muslims hate the jews, always have and always will. If their not busy fighting with the jews they fight with each other, ie the sunni’s vs the shia. I would be thrilled to see the U.S. completely out of the middle east. Let them continue to kill each other; they’ve demonstrated they aren’t interested in democracy…

  4. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 2 years ago

    @mickey1339

    I agree, as long as we support neither side, one way or the other. There must be something in the air of the Muddle East that breeds extremist insanity.

    One thing I am glad about however, is that many oil experts are now stating that the US will become oil independent of the Middle East by the year 2020, regardless of just what political faction is in power in the Federal Government.

    We desperately need to do this to stay clear of the insanity of the entire region!!

  5. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, about 2 years ago

    @Omnius

    Yeah. It’s those Israelis who keep bombing buses and lobbing mortars into civilian areas. They’re just doing it in Jewish neighborhoods to confuse the rest of us.

  6. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 2 years ago

    @mickey1339

    I don’t think it’s accurate to say that Muslim have always hated Jews. There was a long period when Jews did better under Muslim rule than under Christian rule.

  7. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, about 2 years ago

    Yeah, but WHICH state? Gaza and the Palestinian portion of thw West Bank are run by polical parties have about as much in common as the Tea-Party and Wikileaks

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 2 years ago

    According to today’s news, the Israeli government is going to build 3000 more residences in the West Bank. I support the right of Israel to live in peace, but I don’t think the continuing increase in the settlements shows any commitment to peace. There are various kinds of violence, and the settlements are a kind of violence. I condemn Hamas for its rocket attacks, and I condemn Israel for the settlements.

  9. Rymlianin

    Rymlianin said, about 2 years ago

    The Zionist dilemma: “We could get rid of every Palestinian except one pregnant girl and in 20 years they would still outnumber us.”

  10. dlawler

    dlawler said, about 2 years ago

    what’s in the left hand?

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    If the Middle East is the eye of the storm, Israel is the sharp stick poking it, and trying to blind the world to truth. There constant “up yours” attitude, and war-making either directly, or through their U.S. proxy is the problem, not the solution.

  12. corzak

    corzak said, about 2 years ago

    @emptc12

    lol lol!! I was literally – just now – ‘sitting on the throne’ as they say, reading that exact article !!

  13. corzak

    corzak said, about 2 years ago

    @mickey1339

    " this has been an area of contention since 1450 (and earlier)"

    I think you mean in 1450 BC, when the Egyptian pharaoh Thutmose III rolled through on his way to conquer Syria.

    It’s an area where two continents join, and two seas, and where tectonic plates are in collision. People collide, migrations collide, armies collide; religions collide.

  14. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, about 2 years ago

    According to George the 3rd we are all rebels and Terrorists.

  15. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, about 2 years ago

    @Jeddidyah

    Hey, leave Dubya outta this!

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