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Why the Left Hates Israel

Discussion in 'World Politics' started by GBFan, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. GBFan

    GBFan Well-Known Member

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    You conveniently forget that Israel had the land ... and gave it back. There is no indication that they are trying to take the land again.
     
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    pocketfullofshells Well-Known Member

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    no they did not, and they build on it more and more to push out their borders, if you paid any attention you would know this.
     
  3. GBFan

    GBFan Well-Known Member

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    Pssst --- I was paying attention.

    “Within six days, Israel had won a decisive land war. Israeli forces had taken control of the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, the West Bank and East Jerusalem, from Jordan, and the Golan Heights from Syria.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six-Day_War

    The Israeli recollection of history -

    “Enemies of Israel, who are seeking to justify Hamas rocket and tunnel attacks against Israeli civilians, are mendaciously claiming that Israel has continued to occupy the Gaza Strip, even after its soldiers and settlers left the Strip in 2005.”

    http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/The-occupation-of-Gaza-canard-369370

    The Arab recollection of history -

    “Despite official Israeli remonstrations that the unilateral disengagement of 2005, which removed Israeli military bases and Jewish settlers, transformed Gaza into “no longer occupied territory,” neither those changes nor anything that has transpired since has ended the occupation.”

    http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/8807/is-gaza-still-occupied-and-why-does-it-matter


    No matter their position, both sides agree that the Israelis left the Gaza strip in 2005 – clearly, in order to leave, they must have been there first.


    In 1948, the United Nations declared that the British territory known as Palestine would be divided into two independent countries: Israel and Palestine. Arab leaders rejected the declaration and invaded to maintain a unified, independent, Arab Palestine. They lost, and by the time fighting ended, Israel controlled even more of the land than the U.N. declaration had granted the new country. One of the areas still under Palestinian control was the Gaza Strip. Israel occupied the territory in 1967, after another war with Arab states but withdrew its troops and settlers in 2005.

    Why don't Israel and Palestine just become independent countries?

    Because they can't agree where to draw the borders. Let's go back to that 1967 war. Before it started, Israel controlled everything except Gaza and the West Bank, which today are the two Palestinian territories. At the end of it, Israel occupied both Palestinian territories, plus a small piece of Syrian land, the Golan Heights.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...-israel-gaza-you-were-too-embarrassed-to-ask/
     
  4. Iolo2

    Iolo2 Well-Known Member

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    Hitler 'had' Europe. He was a Nazi shit, and millions died to stop him. Read, mark, learn and inwardly digest.
     
  5. GBFan

    GBFan Well-Known Member

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    Ahhhh ... History wasn't a strong point where you were educated, huh?
     
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    Iolo2 Well-Known Member

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    Oh yes - I know a million times more of it than a yank peasant, since you ask.
     
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