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Sources of Violence in the Middle East

May 29, 2007

VIDEO of show / Audio Archive
War between Lebanon and Palestinian Arab terrorists…
War between Fatah and Hamas…
And war between Israel and Gaza Arabs, who, following Israel’s unilateral withdrawal from Gaza (which Israel conquered from Egypt in a defensive war in 1967), responded to this “gesture of peace” by raining hundreds of missiles on Israeli cities…
Is Israel to be blamed for this violence?
Will it ever end?
1. Should Israel give up large swaths of territory to terrorist groups dedicated to the obliteration of the Jewish State in the hope they’ll change their mind?
2. Or should Israel sit back behind its newly-built wall and wait, hope, and pray that someday the majority of Palestinian Arabs will be willing to compromise?
Today, expect a lively and passionate debate between Mark (just back from his visit to Israel) and Josh Reubner, co-founder of Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel. Josh answers “yes” to the first question and advocates the boycott of companies that do business with Israel but no boycott of Hamas. Mark answers “yes” to the second question and does not believe that Israel should hand over its security to those sworn to its destruction.

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  • Mark Levine May 30, 2007 4:51 pm

    It depends on what the definition of “terrorist” is. In my view, a freedom fighter does not intentionally send his children to explode a suicide bomb that kills other children along with themselves.
    Freedom fighters don’t intentionally target children, much less their own kids, to pursue their aims.

  • Skip May 30, 2007 2:52 am

    If memory serves me, the British called the Revolutionary Americans terrorists. Is one person’s terrorist another person’s freedom fighter?

  • Arnold May 29, 2007 11:57 pm

    A Texan, a Frenchman and an Israeli are on a plane flying over the Pacific Ocean when the engines stop functioning. The plane crash lands on a Pacific Island and the 3 are immediately captured by a tribe of cannibals and taken to their village.
    The Chief tells the 3 captives that these cannibals are civilized and they have a custom on their island that before they eat anyone, they grant that person his or her last wishes, no matter what they are.
    He asks the Texan, “What is your last wish?”
    The Texan replies: “I want a 2 inch thick steak with all the trimmings, Cajun fries and a case of Bud.” The Chief motions to some of his tribesmen who immediately run into the jungle and come back with the steak, the fries and the beer. The Texan eats his meal and he is thrown in the pot.
    The Frenchman is asked: “What is your last wish?”
    He replies: “I’d like a case of Dom Perignon and I’d also like a big plate of escargots cooked in the French manner.” The Chief motions to his tribesmen who immediately rush off into the jungle and bring back everything the Frenchman asked for. He eats and drinks his fill, and he is then thrown in the pot.
    The Chief turns to the Israeli and asks, “And what is your wish?”
    The Israeli looks the Chief squarely in the eyes and replies: “I want you to kick me in the behind as hard as you can.” The Chief is bewildered and asks the Israeli again, only to receive the same reply. “I want you to kick me in the behind as hard as you can.” The Chief shrugs his shoulders, asks the Israeli to turn around, and kicks him as hard as he can. With that the Israeli pulls out a gun and kills the Chief and all of the other cannibals.
    The Texan and the Frenchman get out of the pot, look at the Israeli and say: “If you had that gun why didn’t you do anything sooner?”
    The Israeli replies: ” And risk being condemned by the United Nations, The European countries and the State Department for ‘overreacting’ to insufficent provocation ?”

  • Old Lace May 27, 2007 6:53 pm

    So Fred–is the glass half-empty or half-full of arsenic?

  • Fred Dawes May 27, 2007 1:11 pm

    All you see is a tool for the one world pigs who want the end game to be mass world holocaust, it will make the 1933-45 holocaust look like fun times, and Bush and the one world pigs want it now! don’t be sheeple don’t make your own camp system that is what Bush and Bin Laden want and both are the same guy and want the world to be hell for you!
    see Corsi report on coast to coast and C-Span.
    and may God help you all in the coming hell on earth made by Bush and his one world friends.