ViewsMidEast by CartoonArts International for December 27, 2009

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    ben_david  over 13 years ago

    Just demonstrates the value placed on human life by the two societies. Whose life is worth more - one whose teachers tell them to blow themselves up or one whose government will trade a thousand terrorists for him?

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    Palestino  over 13 years ago

    The Israeli government values human life?? Is that why it is killing my people by the thousands ??.

    Yesterday, for example the Israeli occupation army excuted six civilian Palestinians in their homes in front of their family members without a trial..and that’s a daily roteine.

    Israeli soldiers are the real terrorists and their leaders are war criminals..

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    hank197857  over 13 years ago

    i seriously doubt that.

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    Charles Brobst Premium Member over 13 years ago

    People who strap bombs to their women and children are the war criminals.

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    Palestino  over 13 years ago

    We are ready to strap roses ,

    Just leave our land..

    End occupation now!

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    Dtroutma  over 13 years ago

    The simple fact that Israel in Gaza has killed 100 or more, mostly civilians, for every one of their folks lost- mostly military-indicates there may be an “imbalance”?

    When Israel listens to even their own people, and starts to “play nice” instead of grabbing ever more land for themselves, they might actually deserve some respect.

    It is not their nation’s existence that should be challenged, rather their nation’s PERSISTENCE in ignoring all requests from the civilized world to act responsibly.

    Their “What’s mine is mine, and what’s YOURS is MINE TOO!” attitude must stop for there to be some rational end to the endless confrontation. The push to destroy Iran has little to do with U.S. interests, and much more to do with Israel’s desires.

    YES! Iran’s current little twerp is a pest, but our desire to overthrow yet another government in the region for our “buddies”, is poor world politics.

    It may be time to stop petting OUR puppy until it is housebroken.

    And NO, my comments are NOT anti-Semitic, as Arabs are Semites also, it is just time for a nation that demands a “right to exist” recognizes the same for others.

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    Gladius  over 13 years ago

    hmmmm, I certainly have problems with a number of Israel’s policies. However, I have to take issue with you on Iran. The Iranian situation IS a concern for us whether or not it also happens to be in Israel’s interest. Iran is also a concern for a number of its neighbors.

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    HabaneroBuck  over 13 years ago

    I like that, Palestino, pretty much sums it all up…

    “Just leave our land.” What is the “Palestinian” land? Why, everything from Gaza to the Mediterranean, of course! Who could not simply see that “Israel” needs to leave this occupied land?

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    mhenriday  over 13 years ago

    HabaneroBuck, saying that «everything from Gaza to the Mediterranean» is Palestinian land in order to demonstrate that the Palestinians are rabid expansionists is about as intelligent as saying that «Everything from Havana to the Caribbean» is Cuban land to show that the Cubans want it all. Just as Havana lies on the Caribbean, Gaza lies on the Mediterranean (even if the Israeli Navy prevents the inhabitants from using the sea). Perhaps you would be advised to consult a map before posting ?…


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    Gladius  about 13 years ago

    fennec, I think you are overstating the protests’ threat to the current government. They may be a threat to their viewed legitimacy as a government but not their control. I have differed with you on this point before. Any sign of conciliation regarding the nuclear issue is seen as a sign of weakness in current Iranian politics.(politics not diplomacy) I am not advocating attacking Iran. It is, however, at present a medium term threat. Which brings me back to my point. It is a threat regardless of Israel’s position. It certainly is a destabilizing force in non- nuclear matters as well. BTW: The collapse of the current government wouldn’t necessarily be an immediate boon. All sorts of unforseen and unpleasant things can happen when a government collapses.

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    ben_david  about 13 years ago

    IN case anyone is interested in how much land Israel is “grabbing for themselves,” take a look at this:

    Yeah, they’re just about to swallow up the whole mideast.

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    OmqR-3.0  about 13 years ago

    ^ ben_david: That is one of the most annoying and shocking of the bigotery shown here. Equating the Palestinian’s aspirations for their own land back, to the Arabs as a whole. Palestinians have their own identity, their own culture, their own idiomatic expressions, their own traditions which are clearly distinguishable from other Arab nations or cultures. You dismiss them entirely.

    It is the same as dismissing Native American complaints about the landgrab of the American(or were they European?) settlers and being removed to reservations because the Americas are so huge and in comparison they shouldn’t be “complaining”.

    Dtroutma put it well: ”It is not their nation’s existence [Israel’s] that should be challenged, rather their nation’s PERSISTENCE in ignoring all requests from the civilized world to act responsibly.”

    You guys really don’t seem to want to understand the plight of the Palestinians at all.

    HabaneroBuck asked: ”What is the “Palestinian” land? Why, everything from Gaza to the Mediterranean, of course!” sigh Try looking at a map first. Gaza has a shore on the Med. Gaza itself is a tiny parcel of land.

    Re Shilat: His plight has been condemned as a war crime commited by the Hamas (Red Cross has no access to him etc etc etc). The retaliation of the Israelis on the Gazans has been condemned as a war crime (the UN report by Goldstone on the War in Gaza). Neither party comes out smelling like roses and both are to be condemned.

    May I also add that Palestino is actually remarkedly restrained in his attempt to show his peoples’ position here.

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    Palestino  about 13 years ago

    Exactly omQR,

    I only try to present facts that are intentionally hidden from the Amirecan public opinion. without drifting to dead- end discussions which SOME try to impose..

    I also admire your remarkable knowledge and understanding of the situation in the middle east and it’s effects on the global peace.

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