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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

(Re)cycle Violence? How Environmental!

(Hat tip:Backspin Media)
For those of deperate to find sanity and logic in the media, there is only person to turn to. For those looking for some-one to not play by the same PC rhetoric or agenda of the MSM, there is only person to fill that void. That person is Charles Krauthammer. An immensely talented journalist, who tells it the way he sees it; not the way the MSM requires him to. He is not bound by the agenda and bias of the MSM, and he shows it. Whether it's in regards to US policy or international happenstance, he doesn't play by the MSM's rules.

This week, he wrote another excellent piece of journalism. As the husband and I have already written a few articles and a number of rebuttal comments to other bloggers in regards to the false yet rhetorically popular notion that what is currently going on and what has been going on in Israel for years is nothing more than a "cycle of violence", it is only fortuitous that Mr Krauthammer has wrote an article for Time Magazine about that very concept. It is, as always, well written, concise, and brilliantly backed up by immovable logic.
Israel Invades Gaza. That is in response to an attack from Gaza that killed two Israelis and wounded another, who was kidnapped and brought back to Gaza ...which, in turn, was in response to Israel's targeted killing of terrorist leaders in Gaza...which, in turn, was in response to the indiscriminate shelling of Israeli towns by rockets launched from Gaza.

Of all the conflicts in the world, the one that seems the most tediously and hopelessly endless is the Arab-Israeli dispute, which has been going on in much the same way, it seems, for 60 years. Just about every story you'll see will characterize Israel's invasion of Gaza as a continuation of the cycle of violence.

What is so remarkable about the current wave of violence in Gaza is that the event at the origin of the "cycle" is not at all historical, but very contemporary. The event is not buried in the mists of history. It occurred less than one year ago. Before the eyes of the whole world, Israel left Gaza. Every Jew, every soldier, every military installation, every remnant of Israeli occupation was uprooted and taken away.

How do the Palestinians respond? What have they done with Gaza, the first Palestinian territory in history to be independent, something neither the Ottomans nor the British nor the Egyptians nor the Jordanians, all of whom ruled Palestinians before the Israelis, ever permitted? On the very day of Israel's final pullout, the Palestinians began firing rockets out of Gaza into Israeli towns on the other side of the border. And remember: those are attacks not on settlers but on civilians in Israel proper, the pre-1967 Israel that the international community recognizes as legitimately part of sovereign Israel, a member state of the U.N. A thousand rockets have fallen since. Read the whole article...


At 11:50 PM, Blogger Osaid Rasheed said...


i do respect this reportes view of the situation. He aimed at reporting the finding he could see in the most objective way i am sure..

this surely does not support your case, unfortunately. look at other peoples views , for example look at what Gideon Levy has been posting in your newspapers recently and previously. These are totally OTHER views that are also aiming at describing the situation in an objective and unbiased manner..

I have just read this post, try to check it :
A call for critical ......
If only israel could admit the only unarguable fact ( OCCUPATION ) and be willing to admit it to the pals and to the world and show its readiness to do something about it, them maybe we will be closer to ending this suffering..

Pals on the other side have to work much on so many internal affirs that will unite their voice and stop this minority from representing them

good day

At 12:43 AM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

osaid, I'm sorry, but you simply don't have the "occupation" on your side anymore. Let's forget for a moment that by 1996, 95% of the West Bank and Gaza was under the Palestinian Authority's control. Let's forget for a moment that the Al-Aqsa Intifada was being fought over what was being offered volutarilly by the Israelis. Let's forget all that. It seems that one can't drive this point home fast or far enough for you even to concede that this might be possible. Almost one year ago to the day, Israel completely evacuated Gaza. As of September 12th, 2005, there was not one Jew or soldier or even settler home to be found in Gaza. Any facade of occupation was lost on that day. The land utterly and completely under Palestinian Authority. For you to actually try and say or write with a straight face that what has been going on since then, i.e. shooting rockets into Israeli (not even remotely controversial [well, only if you accept that Israel, as a sovereign nation, has a right to exist]) territory, has anything to do with "occupation", it absolutely boggles the mind, boggles all semblence of logic or reason.

What minority are you referring to? Hmmm...? What has the Palestinians done to fix their internal problems? Millions of dollars worth of green houses and economic infrasture was left for the Palestinians to use once the Jewish communities completed the evacuation from Gaza. What has been done with that equipment that was mean to produce the Gazans' food supplies and economic stability? Oh, that's right, they burnt them down!!! They completely destroyed every single piece of equipment that was given in order for them to start their life anew. What was done with the land that was evacuated, land that was meant to build new communities for Palestinians? Oh, that's right!! War lords and terrorist groups have taken them over and are now using the land from which to shoot their Kassams into Israel, from which to fight their war against Israel. No communities have been built. Nothing constructive has been created. Therein lies the main difference between what you would call an Israeli extremist, the "settler", and what I would call a Palestinian extrimist, the "terrorist". The settlers create things. The terrorists do nothing but destroy.

Your unarguable fact has no longer been a "fact" for almost a year now. It's about time to wake up a smell the coffee. This has nothing to do with any other occupation other than that being seen as Israel occupying the entire land that "Palestine" is supposed to be occupying. Does the average joe Palestinian on the street agree with the notion? Well, I don't know. Why dont you ask them who they voted for? If it was HAMAS, than they do agree with the notion. All the PC and rhetoric bs aside, that is the black and white of it. You want to cloud the issue by bringing up "occupation" again as the excuse for what is happening now, that's fine. You're delluding no-one but yourself. Well, you and all the other liberal Europeans and Westerners.

At 12:44 AM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

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At 1:03 AM, Blogger Lady-Light said...

Not to mention the War of Independence in 1948 when the Arab countries attacked the just-declared State of Israel - not because of the so-called 'occupation'(which didn't exist), but because they didn't want any JEWS there to begin with. And, hey, let's talk BEFORE the State of Israel even existed as a sovereign state: What about the Arab massacre of the Jews in Hebron, in 1929?? What 'occupation' was THAT atrocity against? The Jewish merchants who had great relations with their Arab neighbors? The Jewish doctors who often treated their Arab neighbors? I read a background of the social relations between the Jews of Hebron & their Arab neighbors, just before the massacre; they were good! The Arabs just TURNED on them and not merely murdered them, but also BRUTALIZED them. Their Jewish neighbors. When did the Jews ever treat their Arab neighbors with such barbarism? The answer? NEVER. The simple, politically incorrect but TRUE reason behind this is the fact that the Arabs in general have a barbaric culture glorifying death & destruction. Case in point, as Olah mentioned, what the heck did they do with Gaza when it was returned to them? They DESTROYED it and are shelling towns in Israel. A partner for peace? Capable of their own statehood? I THINK NOT.
If I were Arab, I would be totally EMBARRASED at my people's behavior.

At 1:55 PM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

lady-light, you took the non-PC words right out of my mouth. I was going to add much of the information you've given, but you got there first. Thanks!


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