Recently, I was in an internet discussion about Jewish existence in the Judea area of the Middle East. The discussion revealed deep seated errors in popular thinking as well as a clear AntiSemetic slant. I am posting the conversations below in entirety (minus any vulgarity).
This thread was in reply to the Reuters article Israel’s ex-security chief says Netanyahu wavering and weak:
Stephen Paul West • 2 days 23 hrs ago
Most of the world will ask permission to exterminate the Jewish people. It is up to the Jewish people to decide ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the polite and sinister requests.
There are no ‘hardline’ Jewish leaders. There are simply Jewish leaders who refuse to be killed by angry, bigoted and savage anti-Semites. Or, Jewish leaders stupidly allowing their own people to be setup for destruction.
Historical example: The Warsaw Ghetto saw 400,000 Jewish people ‘politely’ stuffed into a Ghetto. It saw only 2,000 fight. Modern Example: Israel wavering at first, and then not surrendering the Golan Heights. Israel must hold those Heights to protect itself from easy missile and artillary attacks from Syria.
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@Kevin. Israel would be very happy just being a trade nation. Not a thing I said is an excuse, but rather historical facts.
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First, any settlement land was/is compensated financially. In other words, purchased from private Arab land-owners. Those Arab landowners generally had no other claim to the land, but their opinion that all ‘Muslim Lands’ are sacred. So, it was purchased land, from people who took it over in war from the previous occupants (mostly Jewish anyway).
Secondly, the land is a direct resultant of attacks on Israel (most generally the Six Day War), and the enemy used those lands as staging grounds for attacks. It was