Posted by Boaz, a resident of the Greater Miranda neighborhood, on Sep 21, 2006 at 6:53 am
I love Jag's comments--they are a perfect example of the use of half-truths, distortions and innuendo to try to paint Israel as the villian and the Palestinians as poor oppressed martyrs. The real facts have nothing to do with reality in Jag's world.
Take this latest post, for example--notice how Jag tries to link Israel to the Nazis by using the term "Goebel’s like repetition".
Jag mentions millions of dollars stolen by Israel, but makes no mention of hundreds of millions of dollars stolen by Arafat and other higher ups in the Palestinian Authority over the last 10+ years.
Remember when ISrael pulled out of Gaza? they left greenhouses, ready to be worked which would have provided employment for the residents of the Gaza Strip. Jag does not mention that these greenhouses were destroyed by the Palestinians
Jag also forgets to mention since the pullout from Gaza, Israel has been subjected to almost daily shellings by rockets from the Gaza Strip. The bottom line is that Hamas has continuously repeated their contention that they will not recognize Israel's right to exist and call for the destruction of Israel.
WHy should Israel bother to even sit down at the table with people with this attitude??
Let me digress into another issue which Jag has not yet been able to blame Israel for--note the surge of violence in the West Bank against Christian/Catholic places of worship due to the remarks by the Pope.
This shameful display of violence against another religion is another example of the Palestinian's unwillingness to act in a civilized manner.
The bottom line is that the reason the Palestinians are in the position they are in is because the other Arab nations and their own leaders want them that way--keeping them in a continued state of poverty and misery, while blaming the Jews and ISrael.