If the Qassam attacks are now coming from URBAN areas and thus there are civilian casualties in making military responses, WHAT good would any re-occupation of the northern former Jewish settlement areas do? It's not as if the IDF ever entered Gaza City and prevented rocket attacks prior to an end to occupation IN GAZA (one area of the occupied territories). And to then cite, how somehow it would be better for Israel to have remained in Lebanon. Is this person not aware that this would have prevented any campaign to marginalise Hizbollah and move the Syrian forces out of Lebanon? Why does Arens not just admit it, he favours Israel's international marginalisation, so as to reduce Israel into a deluded estate blind to the risk of it?s destruction - just to add a few sad and desperate years to the occupation (Iran needs people like him). He needs the Christian Zionists need for biblical prophecy (which is premised on Israel?s military defeat) to perpetuate occupation. We all know these attacks pre and post disengagement are a juvenile throwing of stones. Only targeting them on one town created any impact and only those mobilising a campaign against convergence, call this a security threat. The world would laugh at the justification for maintaining occupation in the West Bank. The Pals might ?throw stones?, so we ?must? occupy their land to protect ourselves from weapons that have injured a handful of Israelis.
U.S., China, Afghanistan and Pakistan launch new round of Afghan peace talks (AP)
from the article: Learning the hard way
‘Borderlife,’ the book at the center of a controversy involving the Education Ministry, depicts a desperate attempt by the protagonists, a Jewish woman and an Arab man, to make love, not war. The issue of assimilation that it raises cannot be dismissed lightly.10:21 06.02.16 | 0 comments