icanntspell replied to your post: During WW2 under the BRITISH mandate, Palestine was divided into two sections, one for the Palestinians and one for the Jews to call their own homeland, after being kicked out of the region in Ottoman Empire.
It wasn’t only the British. Look up the San Remo Conference, what the League of Nations said on this subject matter.
I don’t know how to use tumblr properly. I probably should. It seems like it is mostly mental masturbation site where people post their views and hope people agree with them to stoke their egos. So, i haven’t spent much time learning how to use it properly.
People with your views are a mirror image of the religious Jewish settlers on the West Bank. Both you and those nutjobs look at the conflict through an irrational religious lense. You both want a one state solution so your religion can have power over all the land. You make it difficult for moderate or moderate right Israelis to support negotiations. In addition, by keeping the conflict as it is now, there is less incentive (or there is a lower priority) for moderate right Israelis to confront the stupid ass religious settlers. They figure why bother with those nutbags when we have even worse nutbags who fire rockets and mortars at our towns now. We can worry about the religious Jewish nutbags later. They are less of an immediate threat.
Palestinians inside a damaged mosque in the West Bank village of Burka, which was burned on Thursday. Extremist Israeli settlers are thought to have committed the crime in retaliation for the Israeli army dismantling an unapproved settlement earlier this week.
(Photo via Reuters)
Those fuckfaces are terrorists. Burning buildings for no reason (or to retailate) is not acceptable behavior. This was not an act of self-defense.
Via Ed Husain on the Council of Foreign Relations:
Last night, I attended an Intelligence Squared Debate in New York. As expected, the debate was spirited and lively. How could it not be? The motion was “The UN Should Admit Palestine as a Full Member State.”
As is the norm with almost…
Progressive Israel: Palestinians block performance of Israeli-Arab singer under pressure from boycott movement
Via Washington Post (AP):
A popular Israeli-Arab singer had to cancel a show on New Year’s Eve in the West Bank because of threats from Palestinian activists opposed to coexistence with Israel, the performer and police said.
It was the latest in a string of cancellations after threats…
You ever wonder what an Israeli soldier thinks?
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lurey:, Palestinians overwhelmingly support a two-state solution. You can see the data by OneVoice, the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, Arab Citizens of Israel (Brookings), and even the broader (non-Palestinian) Arab community (Brookings). There is also much more on this from the New York Review of Books.
Very good post backed up with data.
Tecnically, you are correct that the polls show the majority of Palestinians accept the two state solution and that offers some optimism.
The question is, do the majority of Palestinians accept a two state solution where one of those states is Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people and of all its citizens?
Disappointingly, looking at the poll results when you also look at the refugees issue and the demand of right of return, I don’t think so.
(89.8 %) oppose the waiver of the Right of Home Return. Should the Palestinian leadership agree to the waiver of the Right of Home Return in exchange of the monetary compensation, would you accept or refuse that ?”, (89.5 %) answered “I would refuse that.
I don’t see the poll data in Onevoice.
Via Jerusalem Post:
One person was injured in southern Lebanon on Sunday when a rocket apparently fired towards Israel hit a Lebanese border village, security sources in Lebanon said.
They said the rocket was fired from the Wadi al-Qaisiyeh area, about 2 km (one mile) from the frontier and landed in the village of Houla inside Lebanon.
State Sen. Ted W. Lieu, D-Torrance, today released a letter he sent to the chief executive officer of Lowe’s, the nationwide chain of home-improvement and appliance stores, in response to the company pulling its advertising from a TV show about Americans who are Muslim.
Below is Lieu’s…
More consumers should write when they don’t like something. And I, too, have a problem with Lowes if FFA influenced Lowes to stop adverstising on the show.
I do have a problem with sending it on behalf of his congressional office; it appears as govt interference (at least to me).
The part of the letter I do have a problem with is the threat of “legislative remedies.”
I am not sure why a state senator is getting involved in how Lowes spends its advertising dollars.
- Iran currently has a Jewish population of 10,000-40,000 people.
- Under the Iranian constitution Jews are protected and given a seat in the Majlis (Iranian parliament).
- Outside of Israel, Iran has the largest Jewish population in the Middle East.
- Persian Jews are officially recognized as a…
Speaking of Iran….If this movie gets made, I’d see it. It looks entertaining and fun. An American basketball player goes to play in a professional league in Iran. They show him talking to locals. The preview looks great.