Israel and Palestine can exist only behind their respective sides of the 1967 Green Line. Yet when this point comes to the table the dishonesty begins. It is true that there are elements within Palestine who would do Israel harm, but these are exceptions, and as we have seen in the most recent Israeli invasion of Gaza their capabilities are insignificant in comparison to Israel’s armed forces.
ideas do not cause or fight wars – people do. It is true that religious people fight, but then so do music lovers. There is certainly no evidence to suggest that religious people are more likely to be combatants than Atheists, and neither is their evidence to suggest that religious ideas are any more likely to be a contributing factor in conflicts than non-religious ideas such as Capitalism, Socialism, or Democracy for example.
After two decades of continuing demilitarisation, the past half-decade has seen both Russia and the United States dramatically increase their defence budgets as their relations with one another have deteriorated.
Follow @UrFhasaidh As a Scot seasoned in a campaign for Scotland’s independence against the Westminster establishment and its BBC lapdog, it galls me to read Jonathan Powell, former Downing Street Chief of Staff under Tony Blair, pontificate on peace-building through risky dialogue. In every paragraph his words stink to high heaven with that nauseating stench … Continue reading Peace Won by the King’s Shilling or a War Chest from Europe
Already there is talk of a Third Palestinian Intifada, and Hamas has indeed called the people of Palestine to arms, but it is clear that even Hamas is playing catch-up because a children’s intifada has already erupted.
Al-Nakba was a real genocide, and the only crime against humanity involving Palestine in the history of Israel. By blaming this victim people for the Nazi genocide, Netanyahu is not only lying, he is denying the suffering his nation inflicted on another people.
The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, an undereducated British appointed puppet, knew what he was doing, and, like every other willing participant in the horror, he bears personal responsibility for his words and actions.
It is patently not the case that Israel was founded as a safeguard against Jewish extermination. A Jewish state was already in the pipeline with the 1917 Balfour Declaration, and today well over half of the world’s Jews live outside Israel.