What the heck do you think you are doing?
Reader comment on: UK Textbook Wipes Israel Off the Map
Submitted by Joe (United Kingdom), Jan 3, 2013 20:45
I thought Garnet Education was an educational institution.. Palestine is a lie... the Israelis have a historical right to that land, not the Saudis and Jordanians... so you are pro-Islam... very nice for you....
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|Get ready UK... [12 words]||Scott in Texas||Jan 11, 2013 12:36|
|Wow! Same old tactics! Hide true history and spread corruption. If we don't learn the lessons of true history, history will repeat itself. [54 words]||Kendra||Jan 7, 2013 18:31|
|Utter Madness! [96 words]||Mark||Jan 7, 2013 11:39|
|Britain, you've blown it. [159 words]||Patricia||Jan 7, 2013 11:10|
|Irrational Aspirational [82 words]||Aptitude Design||Jan 4, 2013 00:46|
|The books [19 words]||Ted||Jan 3, 2013 22:00|
|⇒ What the heck do you think you are doing? [35 words]||Joe||Jan 3, 2013 20:45|
|Politically Correct [27 words]||Lady Moonlight||Jan 3, 2013 18:36|
|What happened to common sense and history? [398 words]||Kate Brennan||Jan 3, 2013 17:22|
|Opposite Experience [26 words]||Abraham J. Rokach||Jan 3, 2013 13:27|
|Respectable anti-Semitism [167 words]||Ethan P.||Jan 3, 2013 10:21|
|Israel has existed even before the Roman conquest, when they changed the name to PALESTINE [41 words]||Kenneth V. Tellis||Jan 3, 2013 07:54|
|↔ Israel will always be there [69 words]||Pat||Jan 7, 2013 13:16|
|Great research [19 words]||Jonathan Hoffman||Jan 3, 2013 07:33|
|The British? [20 words]||Poptoy1949||Jan 3, 2013 05:38|
|↔ Weak backbone trying to please oil kingdoms [24 words]||Jerry Obriant||Jan 5, 2013 11:01|
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The thousands of Muslims who are volunteering to join the Islamic State [IS] are not doing so because they are frustrated with the lack of progress in the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
The only solution the Islamic State believes in is a Sunni Islamic Caliphate where the surviving non-Muslims who are not massacred would be subject to sharia law.
What Kerry perhaps does not know is that the Islamic State is not interested in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at all. Unlike Kerry, Sunni scholars fully understand that the Islamic State has more to do with Islam and terrorism than with any other conflict.
by Steven J. Rosen
Palestinian officials have generally been silent about security cooperation with Israel. They are loath to acknowledge how important it is for the survival of the Palestinian Authority [PA], and fear that critics, especially Hamas, will consider it "collaboration with the enemy."
"You smuggle weapons, explosives and cash to the West Bank, not for the fight with Israel, but for a coup against the Palestinian Authority. The Israeli intelligence chief visited me two weeks ago and told me about the [Hamas] group they arrested that was planning for a coup... We have a national unity government and you are thinking about a coup against me." — Mahmoud Abbas, PA President, to Khaled Mashaal, Hamas leader.
According to Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, if the IDF leaves the West Bank, Hamas will take over, and other terrorists groups such as the Islamic Jihad, Al-Qaeda and Islamic State would operate there.
In recent months, Abbas has been making a series of threats against Israel. If Abbas becomes another Arafat, it could be the Israeli side that loses interest in security cooperation.
by Burak Bekdil
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But the Turkish rhetoric on "solidarity" with our Palestinian brothers often seems askew to how solidarity should be.
by Raheel Raza
One blogger writes that Malala hates Pakistan's military. I believe it is the other way around.
I would so like to see the day when Malala is welcomed back in Pakistan, with the whole country cheering.
by Francesco Sisci
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On the other hand, Russia -- dominated by Vladimir Putin, a new autocrat determined to stifle democracy in Russia -- provided a new model.
The whole of Eastern Europe and most of Latin America, formerly in the clutches of dictatorships, are now efficient democracies. This seems to indicate that while democracy cannot be parachuted into a country, there is a broader, longer-term global trend toward democracy and that its growth depends on local conditions.
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