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    • a non religious jew
    • 27.01.06 | 02:35 (IST)

    The gentleman from England suggests that it is just as easy to give land to your enemies. Why doesn't England give Ireland and Scotland back and independence. Why not give California, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico back to Mexico, after all, history plainly shows that we [the US] stole it by fabricating a reason for war. The same goes for every country in Europe, borders change [i.e Tranisvania is part of Romania, but the people there speak Hungarian]. But, Israel was willing to live in peace with their arab neighbors, but the arabs rejected that in 1948 and thereafter. The 1948 war created 800,000 jewish refugees from the arab world, but they were taken in [plus the refugees from the Holocaust.] Unfortunately, the arab dictators did not "take in" the approximately 600,000 refugees and instead used them to continue their hatred of Israel [and jews]. During peace, 30% of Palistians work in Israel. It is economic suicide for the Palestinians to continue their terror

    from the article: Palestinian economics min. tells world to give Hamas chance
    First published 00:00 26.01.06 | Last updated 00:00 26.01.06
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