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Robert Ariail

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    I’m afraid it’s true. At a certain point War stops being about protecting or defending; it becomes revenge.

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    It’s just human nature, chronicled as law for these dudes in “the book”.

  3. DGF999

    DGF999 said, over 2 years ago

    Spot on cartoon. Nothing is going to change unless those people put away their hatreds, or one annihilates the other…

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    You forgot to add that Israel is also pushing out said refugees in the West Bank to make room for more Israeli settlements.

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Kudos to Mr Ariail for not favoring one faction over the other in this cartoon. Both sides play an active roll in continuing the cycle of violence. That cycle will never be broken until both sides are committed to peace.

  6. mshefler

    mshefler said, over 2 years ago

    Hamas must know that firing rockets at Israel is only going to result in very minimal casualties because of the Iron Dome defense. The only explanation I can think of for their continued massive rocket attacks is to trigger Israeli counterattacks and thus prejudice world opinion against Israel. Israel is foolishly falling into this trap, while Hamas has a completely callous disregard for its own people. It must be remembered that Hamas does not want peace with Israel, but solely Israel’s complete and utter destruction.

  7. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, over 2 years ago

    Let’s not have a false equivalence between the fireman and the fire. If Palestinians were to renounce violence and seek their remedy solely by petition they could achieve peaceful coexistence between the peoples very quickly. If Israelis were to renounce the use of force and sought peace solely by petition they would be wiped out.

  8. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 2 years ago

    All of this could have been avoided if the “Palestinians” had accepted the land and national identity that was offered to them in 1948. The Israelis did this at that time, however the Arab nations that surrounded the new state decided that war was a better option. All of this could have been avoided. The Palestinians don’t want peace.

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    How long does one continue to be a refugee? They started counting in 1948, as soon as the State of Israel was formed. Most of us don’t remember that there was to be a majority-Arab state born at the same time. We call it “Jordan”.

    It is astounding that the large number of Arab states surrounding Israel (most of them awash in petro-dollars) would allow “refugees” to remain that way for close to 60 years; it’s hard to believe they care any more than the Israelis do.

    And you are correct: Arabs now (or will soon) outnumber Jews in Israel. If Israel wants to remain a Jewish state, it has no choice other than to provide land for the Arabs to settle. Minority rule is almost never pretty.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    ^Your last paragraph, “play one” is exactly why folks who think Israel is a TRUE democracy, need their heads examined. Many ISRAELIS confess that allowing a true Arab vote, let alone allowing those kicked out to return, would end the myth, if allowed, and ARAB Palestinians, Christians and Muslims, would bring down a theocracy.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The IDF (Israeli “defense” Force) like our own Dept. of “defense”, is all about waging wars, not looking for peace, because THEIR corporate (now that their no longer purely state owned “defense” companies) true leaders demand profits just like ours.


    BTW: another clarifier: Jon Stewart, reform Jew, pointed out last night very well why I have NO PROBLEM with those reform, or just sane, Jews, but do NOT support Likud, AIPAC or the radical (dangerous) factions in the “Zionist” “right” side.

  12. Anweir88

    Anweir88 said, over 2 years ago

    Interesting. All the anti-Semitic hateful comments are coming from the oh so tolerant left here. Why am I not surprised?

  13. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Blah, blah, blah, blah. Israel is still displacing Muslims in the West Bank to make room for new Israeli settlements. If Canada had been given my state and forced me out, taken over the neighboring state I had moved to and then forced me out again, I’d probably be firing missiles at them as the Muslims are doing to Israel.

  14. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    “Funny you should mention Canada. Which came out today fully behind Israel.”

    Good for freaking Canada. We can pull out of Israel all together and Canada can support them financially and militarily. While they’re at it, Canada can also criticize us for not supporting Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine or Russia’s campaign in Chechnya.

  15. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, over 2 years ago

    @Jase99

    You’ve left out the part where Canada took over your state in response to your state starting a war with the purpose of wiping out Canada. Regardless, if Canada had evicted me from my home I would peacefully petition for redress rather than launch missiles at Canada’s civilian areas, kidnap and murder Canadian schoolchildren, or turn my more gullible friends into human bombs for the purpose of slaughtering Canadian civilians.

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