Blaming Israel for carnage

Blaming Israel for carnage

There are 121924 comments on the Fort Worth Star-Telegram story from Jul 22, 2006, titled Blaming Israel for carnage. In it, Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that:

Most media outlets aren't providing news of Israel's barbaric air raids on Lebanon with fairness and integrity.

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#114125 Jan 8, 2014
Zioni wrote:
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We are talking about today and the current Palestinian leadership who call for the extermination of Israelis, end of Israel, supply arms funds and training for terrorism against Israeli civilians.
You refuse to condemn the current Palestinian leadership, and refuse to accept that these people are not interested in peace and admit to being terrorists.
The same British who labeled Begin a terrorist, supported numerous Arab massacres against Jews on the land during the Mandate.
The same British who labeled Begin a terrorist are paying the salaries of mass murderers being released by Israel on good will, they also pay for the hatred in Palestinian schools, and fund numerous organizations who advocate the destruction of Israel. So not the best example.
So don't be the one to throw the first stone or it will come right back at you.
I have never denied that Zionists carried out terrorist attacks, they even carried out attacks against their own. You are the one who denies it was the Arabs who began the attrocities on the land against the indigneous Jews.
Don' tell me what I have and haven't done Zioni. The fact that you haven't read any of my posts were I condemn them is your problem not mine. I came on this forum to discuss why I think Israel is at the heart of the current problem. If I wanted to discuss what the Palestinians have done I would do that on a different forum
Zioni

Kfar Saba, Israel

#114126 Jan 8, 2014
Sheilaa wrote:
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Then why as a democratic country did Israel find it necessary in 1977 to bring in an anti-proselytizing law. I'll tell you why because it is not a Democracy but an Ethnocracy end of story.
At the end of the day it wouldn't matter who I suggested. your hasbarat handbook book would give you an excuse to find something wrong with them
So one distorted example for you is enough to state "end of story"?

More assumptions. Not sure how anyone can call Ovadia Yosef moderate by any means but another example of your ignorant arrogance.

For someone who continuously posts from anti-Zionist and anti-Jewish websites and writers it is you using a anti-Jewish handbook from Grey and CO, Stormfront, VeteransToday, and so on.
Zioni

Kfar Saba, Israel

#114127 Jan 8, 2014
Sheilaa wrote:
Looks like Zioni has disappeared to do some more research as she doesn't have the answers in her hasbarat book
I am working so have other things to do but I generally try to research as much as I can unlike you who seems to have no problem continuously posting Opinion pieces.

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#114128 Jan 8, 2014
Zioni wrote:
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We are talking about today and the current Palestinian leadership who call for the extermination of Israelis, end of Israel, supply arms funds and training for terrorism against Israeli civilians.
You refuse to condemn the current Palestinian leadership, and refuse to accept that these people are not interested in peace and admit to being terrorists.
The same British who labeled Begin a terrorist, supported numerous Arab massacres against Jews on the land during the Mandate.
The same British who labeled Begin a terrorist are paying the salaries of mass murderers being released by Israel on good will, they also pay for the hatred in Palestinian schools, and fund numerous organizations who advocate the destruction of Israel. So not the best example.
So don't be the one to throw the first stone or it will come right back at you.
I have never denied that Zionists carried out terrorist attacks, they even carried out attacks against their own. You are the one who denies it was the Arabs who began the attrocities on the land against the indigneous Jews.
..and yet it was those terrible British who allowed the Jews to make a homeland in Palestine. The Jews were the ones who created the hostilities by taking land that was not their to take. The British could see the effect that the Jews were having on the indigenous population and that is why the curtailed further immigration by the Jews. This pissed the Jews off who retaliated by attacking the British.
Zioni

Kfar Saba, Israel

#114129 Jan 8, 2014
Sheilaa wrote:
Yep it seems that Rabbi Ovadia Yoseph was such an extremist that nearly a million people attended his funeral !!!!!
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef buried in largest funeral in Israeli history
800,000 attend last procession for revered leader of Sephardi Jewry; 300 require medical treatment — but no serious injuries… and one birth; worried police chief had feared disaster as crowds swelled; public figures send condolences, recall a giant of Jewish thought
By Gavriel Fiske October 7, 2013, 5:15 pm Updated: October 7, 2013, 9:21 pm
http://www.timesofisrael.com/jerusalem-closes...
I never denied that people attended his funeral or considered him a religious master. I know many people who were at the funeral.
Doesn't deny the fact that he is an extremist. I am actually agreeing with many Jew haters who would agree with me on this.

I tell you what, why don't you look up a few quotes of his and then tell me he is a moderate.

Maybe earlier in his life he was moderate but in my adult life all I heard from him was extreme comments.

THis shows that I am willing to accept reality even when it goes against the "Zionist/Jewish Agenda".

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#114130 Jan 8, 2014
Zioni wrote:
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So one distorted example for you is enough to state "end of story"?
More assumptions. Not sure how anyone can call Ovadia Yosef moderate by any means but another example of your ignorant arrogance.
For someone who continuously posts from anti-Zionist and anti-Jewish websites and writers it is you using a anti-Jewish handbook from Grey and CO, Stormfront, VeteransToday, and so on.
So you can't answer the question as to why a "democracy" would have this kind of law? I didn't think so

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#114131 Jan 8, 2014
Zioni wrote:
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I never denied that people attended his funeral or considered him a religious master. I know many people who were at the funeral.
Doesn't deny the fact that he is an extremist. I am actually agreeing with many Jew haters who would agree with me on this.
I tell you what, why don't you look up a few quotes of his and then tell me he is a moderate.
Maybe earlier in his life he was moderate but in my adult life all I heard from him was extreme comments.
THis shows that I am willing to accept reality even when it goes against the "Zionist/Jewish Agenda".

You missed my point which was that nearly 1/5th of the Israeli population attended his funeral plus or minus a few visitors. I don't call that an extremist person in the eyes of the Israeli people. From my point of view the fact that he harassed Christians in the way that he did makes him no hero of mine
Zioni

Kfar Saba, Israel

#114132 Jan 8, 2014
Sheilaa wrote:
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Don' tell me what I have and haven't done Zioni. The fact that you haven't read any of my posts were I condemn them is your problem not mine. I came on this forum to discuss why I think Israel is at the heart of the current problem. If I wanted to discuss what the Palestinians have done I would do that on a different forum
As usual you change the subject instead of condeming Abbas and Co who are terrorist leaders responsible for hundreds of murders of Jewish civilians for just being Jewish.

The same leadership who said:
If they had nukes they would use them on Israel.
No Jews allowed in Palestinian State.
Refugees will not be given Palestinian citizenship as they will be used to finish off Israel (Read PLO Phased Plan).
Abbas funded the Munich massacre amongst others and incites violence and hatred towards Jews and Israel on a regular basis.

So are you refusing to condemn them here???
Hypocrite.

So you consider Israel at the heart of the problem when the fact is its about Jews. If Palestine was Muslim there would be no issue.

You don't want to discuss but want to tell.

You never commented on the fact that the Palestinian lie on a regular basis about attrocities. Why do you ignore the Jenin "massacre" where your Jewish Global Media, so called Human Rights orgs called a small battle a massacre by Israel? It never happened but you don't like to admit that the Palestinians get caught making things up on a regular basis to incite hatred towards Israel; this is perpetuated by people such as yourself, HRorgs, Media governments and so on.

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#114133 Jan 8, 2014
Zioni wrote:
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I am working so have other things to do but I generally try to research as much as I can unlike you who seems to have no problem continuously posting Opinion pieces.

...and yet I post and you are instantly here.

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#114134 Jan 8, 2014
I must away as I need to do some grocery shopping before we move on on Friday
Zioni

Kfar Saba, Israel

#114135 Jan 8, 2014
Sheilaa wrote:
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..and yet it was those terrible British who allowed the Jews to make a homeland in Palestine. The Jews were the ones who created the hostilities by taking land that was not their to take. The British could see the effect that the Jews were having on the indigenous population and that is why the curtailed further immigration by the Jews. This pissed the Jews off who retaliated by attacking the British.
Back to basics.

The British did everything they could to stop Jews from having a viable homeland in W.Palestine.
First they created Jordan on the majority of Palestine.
They gave land meant for Jews to Arab immigrants.
They restricted Jewish immigration from 1921, and refused entry for Jews escaping from the Holocaust.
They did nothing to stop numerous Arab massacres against Jews on the land, even supporting them in some cases.
They went against the Mandate according to League of Nations officials at the end of the 1920's.

Can you name anything the British did to allow the Jews a homeland in W.Palestine (not including Balfour)? Since you claim they did so much, shouldn't be hard to prove.

If according to you the Jews retaliated when the Brits curtailed Jewish immigration why did it take a decade for this retaliation??

You really like to create your own reality. I have already proven that it was the Arabs who started the violence before all of the above.

Since I have been here you have never shown any evidence of Jewish theft of Arab land which led to the Arabs starting hostilities.
Zioni

Kfar Saba, Israel

#114136 Jan 8, 2014
Sheilaa wrote:
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You missed my point which was that nearly 1/5th of the Israeli population attended his funeral plus or minus a few visitors. I don't call that an extremist person in the eyes of the Israeli people. From my point of view the fact that he harassed Christians in the way that he did makes him no hero of mine
When it comes to religion I find many in Israel extreme, even the non-practicing.

Many Israeli ridicule his words but when it comes to the Sephardi religious community in Israel he was their leader.
Zioni

Kfar Saba, Israel

#114137 Jan 8, 2014
Sheilaa wrote:
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...and yet I post and you are instantly here.
I only usually have the time during the night so if you check I only comment at a certain time of day. I also disappear for days here and there. I also only comment on the Israel forum so not as much to look at.

I wouldn't have the time if I continued this for a few months.

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#114138 Jan 8, 2014
Zioni wrote:
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Back to basics.
If there had been no Balfour declaration there would have been no Israel in the land of Palestine, end of story, so don't dismiss it so lightly.

The reason that the immigration was restricted was because an agreement had been made in section two of the white paper of 1939 that stated:

Section 11: Jewish immigration to Palestine under the British Mandate was to be limited to 75,000 over the next five years, after which it would depend on ARAB consent:
'His Majesty's Government DO NOT [..] find anything in the Mandate or in subsequent Statements of Policy TO SUPPORT THE VIEW THAT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A JEWISH NATIONAL HOME IN PALESTINE CANNOT BE EFFECTED UNLESS IMMIGRATION IS ALLOWED TO CONTINUE INDEFINITELY . If immigration has an adverse effect on the economic position in the country, it should clearly be restricted; and equally, if it has a seriously damaging effect on the political position in the country, that is a factor that should not be ignored. Although it is not difficult to contend that the large number of Jewish immigrants who have been admitted so far have been absorbed economically, the fear of the Arabs that this influx will continue indefinitely until the Jewish population is in a position to dominate them has produced consequences which are extremely grave for Jews and Arabs alike and for the peace and prosperity of Palestine. The lamentable disturbances of the past three years are only the latest and most sustained manifestation of this intense Arab apprehension [...] it cannot be denied that fear of indefinite Jewish immigration is widespread amongst the Arab population and that this fear has made possible disturbances which have given a serious setback to economic progress, depleted the Palestine exchequer, rendered life and property insecure, and produced a bitterness between the Arab and Jewish populations which is deplorable between citizens of the same country. If in these circumstances immigration is continued up to the economic absorptive capacity of the country, regardless of all other considerations, a fatal enmity between the two peoples will be perpetuated, and the situation in Palestine may become a permanent source of friction amongst all peoples in the Near and Middle East.' WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED

Section III. Land: Previously no restriction had been imposed on the transfer of land from Arabs to Jews, while now the White Paper stated:
"The Reports of several expert Commissions have indicated that, owing to the natural growth of the Arab population and the steady sale in recent years of Arab land to Jews, there is now in certain areas no room for further transfers of Arab land, whilst in some other areas such transfers of land must be restricted if Arab cultivators are to maintain their existing standard of life and a considerable landless Arab population is not soon to be created. In these circumstances, the High Commissioner will be given general powers to prohibit and regulate transfers of land.'
Maybe just maybe the above points were just some of the reasons for the Arabs being upset at the Jews
The British had no right to give any land away neither to the Jews or for Trans Jordon. It was up to the indigenous people of the land to make that decision. A mandate implies that it will be held in trust until the people of the land are capable of self government. The Arabs were the overwhelming majority of the people in the land

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Paper_of_1...

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#114139 Jan 8, 2014
Zioni wrote:
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When it comes to religion I find many in Israel extreme, even the non-practicing.
Many Israeli ridicule his words but when it comes to the Sephardi religious community in Israel he was their leader.
It is not a democracy that's a simple fact. Others who were not Sephardi also paid their respects to this man so are they all extremists too? It sounds like Israel sure has a lot of extremists and self hating Jews based on your posts

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#114140 Jan 8, 2014
Zioni wrote:
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I only usually have the time during the night so if you check I only comment at a certain time of day. I also disappear for days here and there. I also only comment on the Israel forum so not as much to look at.
I wouldn't have the time if I continued this for a few months

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Then we can agree to call it a coincidence
Zioni

Kfar Saba, Israel

#114141 Jan 8, 2014
Sheilaa wrote:
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...and yet I post and you are instantly here.
really is that why it took 15 hours for me to reply from post 114090-114110.
Nice try to deflect from the subject again and try to portray me as a paid activist instead of refuting what i say.
Zioni

Kfar Saba, Israel

#114142 Jan 8, 2014
Sheilaa wrote:
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If there had been no Balfour declaration there would have been no Israel in the land of Palestine, end of story, so don't dismiss it so lightly.
The reason that the immigration was restricted was because an agreement had been made in section two of the white paper of 1939 that stated:
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Maybe just maybe the above points were just some of the reasons for the Arabs being upset at the Jews
The British had no right to give any land away neither to the Jews or for Trans Jordon. It was up to the indigenous people of the land to make that decision. A mandate implies that it will be held in trust until the people of the land are capable of self government. The Arabs were the overwhelming majority of the people in the land
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Paper_of_1...
Without Balfour there may still have been Israel, you are making assumptions again.
52 countries of the LoN agreed to the Mandate.

Again you seem ignore the 1920-30's. The immigration restrictions for Jews began in the early 1920's. So your claims are false.

Its section 2 not 11.

The Mandate clearly states that there will be a Jewish homeland, and there is specifically no mention of political rights in the document unlike the other Mandate documents which speak of political rights for the locals.

I never said it was necessarily fair.

Not saying the Arabs had no reason to be upset. Basically the Arabs of W.Palestine got the short end of the stick while their brothers, uncles, nephews, cousins in the surrounding lands got everything while the other groups in the region got nothing.

The Brits didn't give away land and until the 1940 war Jews bought the land they used.

Britain actually according to the Mandate were required to encourage Jewish settlement on public lands. Most of this arable public land was given to Arabs often new immigrants themselves.

The Mandate allowed Britain to cut off 80% of Palestine (Trans-Jordan) from the land.

It was the Jews spoken about in the Mandate and the Mandate also speaks of helping the Jews set up the institutions necessary for self government.

So why than did the Arab attacks on Jewish civilians start 2 decades before the time you speak?
Zioni

Kfar Saba, Israel

#114143 Jan 8, 2014
Sheilaa wrote:
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It is not a democracy that's a simple fact. Others who were not Sephardi also paid their respects to this man so are they all extremists too? It sounds like Israel sure has a lot of extremists and self hating Jews based on your posts
You keep saying simple fact but Israel is still a democracy with equal rights. Whatever some Rabbi said doesn't change that. Palestine Arabs can sit in Parliament and call for the destruction of Israel, go on the Maamara which was illegal as they were trying to break a legal blockade, and nothing happens to them. Even according to the UN Palmer Report.
We don't have political correctness BS in this country and unless you are inciting violence its a free for all. If you are inciting violence you will get targeted more if you are right wing than left probably cos' the media is left.

More assumptions. Rabbi Ovadia Yosef was a great scholar of Judaism and was respected by many in the country. The large majority of people who didn't go to the funeral either don't agree or laugh at him. I know though that most of the people I know who were at the funeral would never agree with the extreme comments he made but respected him for his other side.

You will find that most religious leaders are bigoted or prejudice whether they say it to the world, community or family. That is religion as it automatically discriminates against others.

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#114144 Jan 8, 2014
British White Paper of June 1922

The Secretary of State for the Colonies has given renewed consideration to the existing political situation in Palestine, with a very earnest desire to arrive at a settlement of the outstanding questions which have given rise to uncertainty and unrest among certain sections of the population. After consultation with the High Commissioner for Palestine [Sir Herbert Samuel] the following statement has been drawn up. It summarizes the essential parts of the correspondence that has already taken place between the Secretary of State and a delegation from the Moslem Christian Society of Palestine, which has been for some time in England, and it states the further conclusions which have since been reached.

The tension which has prevailed from time to time in Palestine is mainly due to apprehensions, which are entertained both by sections of the Arab and by sections of the Jewish population. These apprehensions, so far as the Arabs are concerned are partly based upon exaggerated interpretations of the meaning of the [Balfour] Declaration favouring the establishment of a Jewish National Home in Palestine, made on behalf of His Majesty's Government on 2nd November, 1917.

Unauthorized statements have been made to the effect that the purpose in view is to create a wholly Jewish Palestine. Phrases have been used such as that Palestine is to become "as Jewish as England is English." His Majesty's Government regard any such expectation as impracticable and have no such aim in view. Nor have they at any time contemplated, as appears to be feared by the Arab deegation, the disappearance or the subordination of the Arabic population, language, or culture in Palestine. They would draw attention to the fact that the terms of the Declaration referred to do not contemplate that Palestine as a whole should be converted into a Jewish National Home, but that such a Home should be founded `in Palestine.' In this connection it has been observed with satisfaction that at a meeting of the Zionist Congress, the supreme governing body of the Zionist Organization, held at Carlsbad in September, 1921, a resolution was passed expressing as the official statement of Zionist aims "the determination of the Jewish people to live with the Arab people on terms of unity and mutual respect, and together with them to make the common home into a flourishing community, the upbuilding of which may assure to each of its peoples an undisturbed national development."

It is also necessary to point out that the Zionist Commission in Palestine, now termed the Palestine Zionist Executive, has not desired to possess, and does not possess, any share in the general administration of the country. Nor does the special position assigned to the Zionist Organization in Article IV of the Draft Mandate for Palestine imply any such functions. That special position relates to the measures to be taken in Palestine affecting the Jewish population, and contemplates that the organization may assist in the general development of the country, but does not entitle it to share in any degree in its government.

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