Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. Harolynne

    Harolynne GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I wonder if we would be so sanguine if this were really the case…oh, right it was. Just ask the Native Americans.

  2. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 3 years ago

    “Palestine” is not a nation nor is “Palestinian” a distinctive ethnic or cultural group. There already is an Arab country in Palestine, it’s called “Jordan”. Why worry about creating a new one? Arafat had several chances to have a separate state and refused so why the hell should we worry about it?

  3. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 3 years ago

    This cartoon portrays an effective turn-about. Years and years ago, Oliphant made a cartoon when the troubles in Northern Ireland were much in the news. A British military commander was pictured in his Belfast station, and as I recall, the caption said something like, “The Americans have the Viet Cong, the Israelis have the Palestinians – but we have to get stuck with the Irish.” The names change, but the situations continue.

  4. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @jrmerm

    Talking points.
    By the same standard, there is no distinctive “American” ethnic group. Also: there already is England. Why create a new Anglo-Saxon state here?

  5. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 3 years ago

    Likely they don’t know what happened and can’t formulate an opinion to tell you.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The West Bank was part of Jordan until Israel stole it. Gaza was Egyptian until Israel turned it into a concentration camp. Golan is part of Syria, not Israel. Two decades of Israeli occupation in south Lebanon was the reason Hezbolla gained support. Russian Jews and those from Eastern Europe came in to settle the new nation of Israel after WW II, it is not any more a nation than those other Middle East nations, like Iraq where European outsiders drew the boundaries.


    HAD the U.N. followed, and enforced a two-state solution using boundaries like the Peel commission suggested decades earlier, a more “peaceful” solution, including joint administration of Jerusalem (which Israel refuses to accept, at least the right-wingers in Likud) to create greater equality for the people whose families had occupied the land for two millennia.

  7. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “…install Mubarak back in power…

    I can’t think of any better way to thoroughly discredit the our reputation in the Middle East. Mubarek ain’t coming back, there’s a new Gerneralissimo in Cairo who’s calling the shots. Besides that, Mubarek is 85 years old, with one foot in the grave and the other on a fig peel.

  8. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @dtroutma

    HAD the U.N. followed, and enforced a two-state solution using boundaries like the Peel commission suggested decades earlier, a more “peaceful” solution, including joint administration of Jerusalem (which Israel refuses to accept, at least the right-wingers in Likud) to create greater equality for the people whose families had occupied the land for two millennia.”

    I’m not sure what point in time you’re referring to. In 1947, the U.N. was pushing just such a plan. Neither side was willing to accept partition. In hindsight, the Palestinians who hung on to their homes in Israel did far better than the ones who fled.

    I’m hardly an apologist for Israel, but the Palestinians & their Arab allies have repeatedly underestimated Israel & lost through war much of what they might have gained through peace. Pandering to the U.S. probably would have helped.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    ^hmm, maybe, Joe. We’re aware neither “side” has been willing to cooperate much, since Abraham.


    Onguard, per your logic of no natives btw, if that holds, we’re ALL in the human race from NE Africa and our one common ancestor in that location.

  10. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 3 years ago

    @dtroutma

    technically, has the earliest recommendations been followed there would be no Israel, it would be the Rhineland. Unfortunately religious fundamentalists were involved in peace discussions after both world wars whom demanded that Israel be created

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Yeah, I saw a bunch of those. One is on a site that pretty much said Israel has every right to gobble up Palestine.

    Egypt occupied Gaza & Jordan officially annexed the West Bank in 1949. Israel took both in 1967. I won’t go into “who started the fighting”, but the Arabs certainly misplayed their hand & got whupped as a result.

    That was then. Today, it’s impossible to put much faith in an Israeli leadership that is still giving the green light to settlers in the West Bank.

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