Truth is Less Acceptable Than Fiction, Sadly
Reader comment on: The Palestinian Authority's Inconvenient Truths
Submitted by Ruth Trigg (United Kingdom), Jan 4, 2013 05:09
I am amazed that the content of this informative news story has not been strongly put out to the world media. Whatever happens in the world, Israel is blamed. No government is perfect, but Israel is the only country in the Middle East where the people are free to follow what ever religion they wish without threatening or religious bias towards them. Let's be honest here, the conflict is all about religion throughout that area: believe what we believe or we'll murder you! If Israel's enemies took Israel out tomorrow, the whole country would be turned into a barren wasteland, the opposite of what it is now, and they would have gained nothing.
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