I have not yet delved into the ongoing conflict between the Palestinians and the Israelis, but now I have finally snapped. I have watched the whole Israel vs. Palestine thing go on since I was a little kid. It was just a couple of months after I was born that the Black September terrorists killed the Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics, I remember as a little kid watching Carther, Begin, and Arafat on TV all shaking hands, and then watching Clinton, Rabin, and Arafat shaking hands 15 years later. The whole time, I have watched the Israelis bend over backward for the Palestinians, yet defending themselves when necessary. The Palestinians openly call for the death of Israel and the death of the Jews, and yet the Israelis treat the Muslim Palestinians better than any Muslim country has.
With all this, the goons on the left constantly talk about the evil Israelis and the poor, oppressed Palestinians, and I am left saying, "Huh?". If anyone doesn't know much about the whole holy mess in the middle east, here is a sobering article about the behavior of the Palestinians as they took over the Gaza Strip after the Israelis handed it over to the Palestinians over the last several weeks. Here the Palestinians finally have some of the land they have been demanding - land that was turned by the Jews from a dry useless strip, into a beachside paradise with neighborhoods, resorts, and greenhouses to grow food. All of this was left intact and handed over to the Palestinians, and what do they do? They act like it's New Orleans after Katrina and they burn, loot, and destroy. Talk about crapping in your own nest; the Jews were gone, there was nobody in these buildings, they now belonged to the Palestinians, and yet the Palestinians still couldn't help from destroying and stealing, especially from the Synagogues that were left behind. Gosh, I wonder what the Muslims of the world would do if the Jews moved into an abandoned area and began defiling empty Mosques. They would be calling for death to everyone, and yet the Jews swallow their pride and try to move on. Maybe I am a little biased; I still remember the TV footage of Palestinians dancing in the streets with unrestrained joy after the World Trade Center and Pentagon were attacked on September 11, 2001. Here is an article with pictures that gives more detail about the Gaza Strip handover than can I.
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