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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Accurate

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 5 months ago

    If one of a group of college students is screaming, ‘Death to the pigs’ to some police and national guard troops and throwing clumps of dirt, does that justify shooting them? What about those who were there but weren’t screaming and throwing clumps of dirt?


    The British Lord Keith said Palestine was ‘a land without a people.’ Lord Balfour wanted to ship all the British Jews to Palestine (at least that would get them out of Britain, which, as part of Christendom, should NOT have any Jews). Sykes and Picot came up with a division of the Ottoman Empire after its defeat by the Allies, and the British had a Mandate for Palestine, where they hoped the British Jews would a) use modern agricultural techniques to transform the Palestinian bit of the Fertile Crescent from subsistence agriculture into a modern agricultural producer capable of exporting large quantities of cash crops (and, if the native Palestinians starved, well, European Irish were allowed to starve so the Protestant British landowners could grow and sell cash crops, so why not Asian Arabs?); and b) the British knew that, by adding British Jews to the demographics, the Jews and Palestinians would be too busy fighting each other to fight the British, who would be collecting substantial tax revenues and pilgrimage visa fees, in addition to buying crops at below market prices and selling manufactured goods at above market prices.


    This was working reasonably well for Britain, until Truman demanded the end of the Mandate (along with the rest of the British Empire) and sent 2 million European Jews to Palestine from European refugee camps, so the Jews had no choice but to expel the Palestinians from their homes if they were to have a place to live. The Jews (and Palestinians) were given absolutely no other choice by the Great Powers.


    The UN agreed to give the Jews 1/6 of Palestine, the Palestinians half, and the British the 1/3 around the Holy Sites where they could charge Christians fees for pilgrimage. Thanks to Truman, the British were expelled, the Jews took 2/3 (not including Jerusalem), and the King of Jordan got the 1/3 of Palestine that included Jerusalem and the West Bank (and would not allow Jews to wail at the Wall), while Egypt got Gaza.


    Then in ‘67, Israel took the remaining 1/3 of Palestine (plus chunks of Syria and Egypt). The UN said they had to give back everything they didn’t already have in ‘66, but did not set a timetable. The Palestinians demanded all their land—i.e. all of Palestine–back.


    One might ask, ’Why were the Palestinians punished for what the Nazis did?’ But the Palestinians seldom ask that question, they just deny the Holocaust (one teacher who tried to teach his students that the Holocaust was true was forced to resign).


    So it turns out that, like Falstaff’s question about the Sun picking blackberries, all my questions are not to be asked.

  3. bawana

    bawana said, 5 months ago

    It’s simple- he who has the most powerful weapons, wins. What’s the problem? When the fly keeps bothering Israel, it’s going to get hit with the swatter- end of problem. It doesn’t matter who owns or owned what. He who has the most power holds temporary title. Soon enough, someone new will come along and claim it for themselves. This process will be repeated until the end of human dominance on this rock in space.

  4. avarner

    avarner said, 5 months ago

    He spelled Israel wrong…

  5. Markhop53

    Markhop53 GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @avarner

    That’s because he’s anti-semitic. His simplistic world view shows his ignorance.

  6. Larry

    Larry said, 5 months ago

    My god is better than your god: YHWH vs. Allah.
    The fact that neither wins suggests that neither exists.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 5 months ago

    @Markhop53

    Palestinians are Semitic as well. So you don’t mean “anti-Semitic” which is a slander used by those who support the present Israeli govt right or wrong.

  8. Walking_Man_Comics

    Walking_Man_Comics said, 5 months ago

    Isreal? ‘Real-ly’? Israel. Hard to take a political cartoonist seriously when said ‘political cartoonist’ mistakes what isreal for what’s Israel..!

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Michael, while it IS true that a larger percentage of the Jewish population of Europe were victims, largely because the rest of the world didn’t pay attention, they were still less than half the number of people killed in the camps during the horror of the “holocaust”. Roma, gays, political opponents, many paid the price. Over 51 million people died in WW II, and for horror, we did our part in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Dresden, among other targets for unleashed horror and brutality.


    it is a component of “civilized” human conduct, that any who offend us, must pay a greater price, in retribution.

  10. Garland Owensby

    Garland Owensby GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Isreal? Palestein? Gauza?

  11. FishDog93

    FishDog93 said, 5 months ago

    Stupidest cartoon ever. Just proves how incredibly dumb some people truly are. It has nothing to do with the fact that hamas places rocket launchers in schools, hospitals and residential neighborhoods. Or spends all the aid money it can get building tunnels and bunkers for its leadership, instead of trying to improve the infrastructure. Or the fact that hamas’ charter calls for the totlal destruction of Israel.
    The fact is with Israel’s military strength they could easily do what the cartoon suggests. The fact that they don’t shows enormous restraint.
    If the tables were turned, and hamas had the modern, big military might that Israel has, they would have invaded Israel long ago and killed every and any Jew they could get their hands on.

  12. Balto Bill

    Balto Bill said, 5 months ago

    Sharknado!

  13. avidDay

    avidDay said, 5 months ago

    Tim, Thank you for changing the name on the chainsaw massacre guy’s hat from Isreal to Israel, I guess. I say “I guess” because if my country was getting hit with endless rocket attacks and I had some semblance of authority, I would want to end the aggressor’s ability to use these weapons just as the Israeli government is doing. This is a situation where there are undeniable provocations from Hamas. Sometimes life is just not as simple as a country having a metaphorical chainsaw surgically striking against others.

    You know this is a complicated screwed-up mess that has been in the works ever since I was a kid (and I’m in my 60’s now). As a faithful reader of your strip I will not let your one-sided approach go by without comment.

  14. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 5 months ago

    @avidDay

    “This is a situation where there are undeniable provocations from Hamas.”

    Whereas you assume Hamas isn’t being provoked by Israel? You don’t think it has something to do with the Zionists stealing all of the Palestinian land and claiming it for Israel?

  15. avidDay

    avidDay said, 5 months ago

    @Jase99

    Jase, however well intentioned your thoughts may be, I think your statement regarding “…Zionists stealing all of the Palestinian land and claiming it for Israel.” is harsh and also continuing to go down that path will get you nowhere fast.

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