Egypt declares Gaza blockade a failur...

Egypt declares Gaza blockade a failure, keeps border open

There are 4 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Jun 7, 2010, titled Egypt declares Gaza blockade a failure, keeps border open. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

Palestinians carry suitcases before crossing into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing, southern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, June 1, 2010.

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Since: Mar 10

United States

#1 Jun 7, 2010
Can somebody explain why the US is married to the most hated country in the world? With all the wars in the Middle East our soldiers are dying in the name of Israel. We all know who controls congress and the senate.

“Bring it !”

Since: Jan 09

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Jun 7, 2010
Duped Tax Payer wrote:
Can somebody explain why the US is married to the most hated country in the world? With all the wars in the Middle East our soldiers are dying in the name of Israel. We all know who controls congress and the senate.
Our great country was bought. We are israel's bitch. they infiltrated our country, spreading lies based on selfishness. We where suckered in to them by the illusions created by them, only to better themselves. We now support land they stole. They continue to reinforced our country with money so that will will never question them.

Phoenix, AZ

#3 Jun 7, 2010

Dear Citizens,

"Muhammed Amin al-Husseini [many spelling variations] was born in 1893 (or 1895), the son of the Mufti of Jerusalem and member of an esteemed, aristocratic family. The Husseinis were one of the richest and most powerful of all the rivalling clans in the Ottoman province known as the Judaean part of Palestine.

Amin al-Husseini studied religious law at al-Azhar University, Cairo, and attended the Istanbul School of Administration. In 1913 he went to Mecca on a pilgrimage, earning the honorary title of "Haj". He voluntarily joined the Ottoman Turkish army in World War I but returned to Jerusalem in 1917 and expediently switched sides to aid the victorious British. He acquired the reputation as a violent, fanatical anti-Zionist zealot and was jailed by the British for instigating a 1920 Arab attack against Jews who were praying at the Western Wall.

The first Palestine High Commissioner. Sir Herbert Samuel arrived in Palestine on July 1, 1920. He was a weak administrator who was too ready to compromise and appease the extremist, nationalistic Arab minority led by Haj Amin al-Husseini. When the existing Arab Mufti of Jerusalem (religious leader) died in 1921, Samuels was influenced by anti-Zionist British officials on his staff. He pardoned al-Husseini and, in January 1922, appointed him as the new Mufti, and even invented a new title of Grand Mufti. He was simultaneously made President of a newly created Supreme Muslim Council. Al-Husseini thereby became the religious and political leader of the Arabs.

The appointment of the young al-Husseini as Mufti was a seminal event. Prior to his rise to power, there were active Arab factions supporting cooperative development of Palestine involving Arabs and Jews. But al-Husseini would have none of that; he was devoted to driving Jews out of Palestine, without compromise, even if it set back the Arabs 1000 years.

William Ziff, in his book "The Rape of Palestine," summarizes:

* Implicated in the [1920] disturbances was a political adventurer named Haj Amin al Husseini. Haj Amin, was sentenced by a British court to fifteen years hard labor. Conveniently allowed to escape by the police, he was a fugitive in Syria. Shortly after, the British then allowed him to return to Palestine where, despite the opposition of the muslim High Council who regarded him as a hoodlum, Haj Amin was appointed by the British High Commissioner as Grand Mufti of Jerusalem for life.[P. 22]

Al-Husseini represented newly emerging proponents of militant, Palestinian Arab nationalism, a previously unknown concept. Once he was in power, he began a campaign of terror and intimidation against anyone opposed to his rule and policies. He killed Jews at every opportunity, but also eliminated Arabs who did not support his campaign of violence. Husseini was not willing to negotiate or make any kind of compromise for the sake of peace.

As a young man, al-Husseini worked with a native Jew, Abbady, who documented this comment:

* Remember, Abbady, this was and will remain an Arab land. We do not mind you natives of the country, but those alien invaders, the Zionists, will be massacred to the last man. We want no progress, no prosperity. Nothing but the sword will decide the fate of this country.

In 1929, major Arab riots were instigated against the Jews of Palestine. They began when al-Husseini falsely accused Jews of defiling and endangering local mosques, including al-Aqsa. The call went out to the Arab masses: "Izbah Al-Yahud!" — "Slaughter the Jews!" After the killing of Jews in Hebron, the Mufti disseminated photographs of slaughtered Jews with the claim that the dead were Arabs killed by Jews.

With the collapse of Nazi Germany in 1945, the Mufti moved to Egypt where he was received as a national hero.

Haj Amin al-Husseini eventually died in exile in 1974."

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Visiting Cowboy

Walnut, CA

#4 Jun 7, 2010
If I listen to the Democrats, America is the "most hated country" in the world.

Israel is only hated by Muslims and NAZI's.

We get all of those and a bunch more.

The reality is that this is rapidly coming down to a binary decision: either you buy a rug or you stand up to Islam.

(Islam is binary: convert or die, but they will take your money for a while until you run out or they change their minds.)

Islam decided that it was the enemy of the world when it was created. We just made the mistake of including its neighborhood on the bus routes. If we had left them to their camels, they would have been happy and we would be a lot happier.

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