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    • Daniel
    • 14.04.05 | 22:47 (IDT)

    You ask why Israel doesn't give back what it 'stole' and lament the fact that Israel doesn't want to understand the 'Palestinians'. Yet if Arabs had even tried to understand Jews they would understand that we don't see this as land that we stole but rather as land that was promised to the descendants of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob by G-d Almighty and it is land that has Jewish history going back thousands of years. Even if you ultimately disagree with our perspective, a proper understanding of it would make peaceful coexistence possible. Instead the Arabs, from 1948 on (19 years before Israel took possession of Gaza and the West Bank) undertook to brutally eliminate through war and terrorism any expression of Jewish connection to any part of the land of Israel. It was Israel that was always ready to accept compromise and the Arabs who always rejected it. This is not just about the West Bank and Gaza. Arab hatred of Israel was just as great or more before 1967. The PLO was formed in 1966. Rather this is about ethnic and religious intolerance against anything Jewish in the land of Israel. If Arabs would truly seek to understand Jews and would put their guns and bombs down then Jews would do the same.

    from the article: Hamas leader: You can't get rid of us
    First published 00:00 14.04.05 | Last updated 00:00 14.04.05
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