On Independence Day families of Jews from the Haifa area went to the Megiddo Forest to observe the Day. They were met with 6,000 Arabs waving PLO flags and making menacing threats to the Jews. These Jews had unknowingly chosen to hold their Independence Day picnic near the site of the central event held by Israeli Arabs to mark 'Nakba Day' - 'the day of the catastrophe' - as they call Israel's independence. Several thousand Arabs had come to attend the event, and heard speeches from several Arab Knesset Members, bemoaning Israel's 1948 War of Independence. Interestingly, the Arab leadership appears to be marking its 'alternative' day based on the Jewish calendar. Does that make any impression on you? Are you able to understand the significance? The hate that wants Israel to be no more exists in Israel. The dream of Jews and Arabs living in peace is a failed experiment. Arabs have dashed it everywhere and everyplace they can. You need to stop dreaming and face reality however painful.
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