#85 Stephen A: I Urge You to Take The Trouble To Read The Article - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Tim R
    • 18.02.10 | 22:51 (IST)

    "The imbalance is in education, "worldliness," wide support network (dispora Jews & USA) that feed to an immediate creation of state of Israel in 1947/48. the Palestinians couldn`t "get their stuff" together enough to form a state or govern themselves"(Stephen A) It seems to me that in your above paragraph you somehow hold the "education and worldliness" of Jews against them. But I cannot see why Jews need to be apologetic about the fact that Palestinian Arab society was less advanced. Not any more than Americans need to be apologetic to the Taliban for being more advanced ... "Regardless of who is up and who is down; Americans see Israel as an ally that has gone too far--with American taxpayer money and never returning the favor"(Stephen A) I am sorry you feel that way (those of you that do) but Israel was always in favour of resolving the conflict peacefully: - In 1948 they accepted the two state solution, the Arabs did NOT. - After the 1967 Israel asked for recognition and peace and was willing to concede land in return. - In 2000 Barak offered a peace deal which Bill Clinton applauded. - In 2001 in Taba further improved the offer even though by then in the ensuing Intifada Hamas was blowing up Israeli civilians on a daily basis - Olmert was considered the 2002 Saudi counter offer positively but his attempts to negotiate some details were met with blank refusal. And that has been the continual pattern ever since, Stephen A. As far as "never returning the favor" I am sorry you feel that way Stephen but I disagree. Israel has put a lot into it's relationship with the US. It is America's most faithful ally in the Middle East. And I would run out of space if I would attempt to list all the things that Israel did to show it's appreciation for America's past support. In any case, it seems that you have made up your mind about it. So I won't attempt to dissuade you from your opinion, you are entitled to your opinion.

    from the article: Pro-Mideast in America: Getting past 'Pro-Israel' and 'Pro-Palestine'
    First published 10:26 17.02.10 | Last updated 16:01 17.02.10
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