There never has been & never will be a "Palestine" The Arabs trying to destroy Israel were Jordanians before Israel re-formed as a nation in 1948……
Comment by Earl W. Littlefield Jr — October 15, 2013 @ 5:27 PM
Well said Earl. Let's not forget shall we about the more than 900,000 Jews who were expelled from Arab countries between 1920 and 1970 whose homes were burned to the ground – where's that discussed EVER !!?? Where's THEIR right of return ???? Why does no one ever talk about the 700,000 Arabs that fled Israel because they were ORDERED to by surrounding Arab countries who were certain they were going to annihilate Israel hmmmmm???? Where's that discussed anywhere?? And now there are some 5,000,000 so called "Palestinian refugees" demanding a right to return and their only mandate is to destroy Israel. And yet ……. people continue to vilify the Jewish people. Don't get it – simply do not get it.
Creating distorted propoganda of our own is not the answer. It only makes us more like them. The presence of a minyan of Jews for 2000 years to does determine where borders should be nor does it justify governing people who don't want you governing them. It is about the modern right of every nation to self-determination within secure and recognized boundries, not about who was there first.
Comment by David Fischman — October 16, 2013 @ 9:25 AM
Well stated Patricia. These are questions that have to be brought forward. Why this ridiculous double standard applied to Israel and the Jewish people? People are entitled to differing opinions, but one is not entitled to change historical facts as these revisionists have done. David you have missed the point. There never has been a Palestinian state or people. Jordan is the current "Palestinian" state. Peace is based on justice, justice is based on truth and truth is based on facts. We must be vigilant.
This the same type of hate of Israel consumed by 'the queers against Israel apartheid' banners by Gays in Toronto's Gay pride Parade. But when one of there leaders is put in prison by the Egyptian government. They did not take the streets with anti Egyptian banners. But only asked that he be brought back to Canada. Hypocrisy Gay community style !