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    • Gianni
    • 02.01.10 | 03:21 (IST)

    Johnboy states that one party, I assume Israel, is the thief. Nothing can be further from the truth. In 1967, and for decades before, Israel was ready for a peaceful coexistence with her neighbors. This is prior to the so-called occupation. It was purely ARAB INTRANSIGENCE that prevented peace. They would all rather die, so long as Israel ceased to exist. That is, by the way, the exact attitude that prevails among the Arabs today. This conflict is not territorial, it is an Arab mentality that refuses to accept any "foreign" entity that contaminates the Middle East. To say Israel is a thief, when she fought a DEFENSIVE WAR to survive in 1967 is an outright deception. If there was peace and goodwill prior to June '67 and Israel woke up on a June day and "stole" the land, I would admit Israel was the thief. We ALL KNOW that's not the case. Israel captured the West Bank from JORDAN because she was threatened by Arab armies to destroy her. The Arabs LOST the land, it was not stolen.

    from the article: Comment / Settlers can stay, but only as citizens of Palestine
    First published 01:52 01.01.10 | Last updated 08:51 01.01.10
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