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    • Bob B
    • 29.12.11 | 15:27 (IST)

    This is not meant to be a negative comment, but I am incapable of understanding Jewish logic or reasoning. Here is the way I see it. A few thousands of years ago the ancestors of the modern day Jews invaded what is presently known as Palestine and Israel with order to kill every man woman and child, and drive out the ancestors of the modern day Arabs. The Jews won that battle but the Arabs don’t accept that the war is over, and won’t be content until they drive the invaders out. I believe this to be the real scenario. Because the Arabs haven’t given up the struggle over the past few thousand years, they are not likely to give up over the next few thousand years. It seems to me that the Arabs are not opposed to the Jews living in this part of the world; they are opposed to a Jewish state. If we leave God out of the argument, and if the Jews would drop their stubbornness and admit they did originally invade, owe the original occupants some kind of compensation, and if the Arabs could accept that the Jews have no place else to call home, perhaps they could come to some kind of an agreement whereby they can live together in harmony. Perhaps they could form a federation of two provinces with their present capitals remaining as provincial capitals and Jerusalem becoming the federal capital. In a court of law the Arabs would win, in the court of public opinion the Arabs have already won. If the people of Israel ever want to know peace they are going to have to negotiate honestly, unless of course they want to continue to carry out their original order the kill every man woman and child and all their animals.

    from the article: Israel needs to listen to Hamas, and take notice
    First published 03:37 29.12.11 | Last updated 03:37 29.12.11
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