Filo, they chose to move to Israel. They chose to live in a dangerous area. If
they hadn't their children wouldn't be dead.No more wars
It is interesting to see that liberals are teaching things that history has
influenced their thoughts about this current President of the United States of
America. Teaching at a great university doesn't mean that everything that
is taught, in eastern studies and philosophy is great or even true. A professor
should know the major reason since the 1967 war before teaching in Israel. This
President seems out of touch with Israel and their existence as a recognized
State since the 1940s.
Correction to previous: The murders of Koby Mandell and Yossi Ishran occured on
May 8, 2001. The Mandell family immigrated to Israel in '96.As
Rabbi Riskin (of nearby Efrat) commented, the difference in the murder of
children in Israel is that Palestinian children are unintended collateral
damage; Israeli children are targeted in advance and specifically.The Tekoa teens skipped school one day to hike in the wadi canyon behind their
homes. Their mutilated, disfigured bodies had to be identified by dental
records because their Palestinian murderers bound, stabbed, beat with rocks and
then smeared their blood on the cave walls. Nothing close to this barbaric act
exists in the Israeli annals.Our Congress enacted The Koby Mandell
Act to protect U.S. victims slain in foreign countries due to this atrocity.
The PA denounced it but never thoroughly investigated or prosecuted any of the
20 suspects. That's the kibbutz life just south of sweet Bethlehem, where
Israeli kids get army-escorted buses to school each morning into J'lem.
And you won't find their fathers swathing their babes in suicide dress and
chanting "Death to the Palestinians".Do a little reading,
and less pontificating.
Romney practices his Mormon religious believe that he and fellow Mormons are
Israelites and therefore he identifies and sides with the nation of Israel and
Jews in contention with Palestine and Muslims.
How many middle east wars will we get with Romney? Several I dare say.
That's exactly what we need right now. Another "Shock" and
"Aw" war with Iran. Will we be greeted as liberators there too? And then
fight and pay for their country for the next 20 years?
I taught for a year at the Brigham Young University Center for Near Eastern
Studies. There I learned that the major reason for the relative difference for
the economic development between the Israelis and the Palestinians is that
Israel occupied Palestine since 1967 and allowed less water, electricity, and
multiple other resources to go to the Palestinian people. What is more, the
Israeli settlers inside Palestinian territory were afforded better resources by
far than allowed the Palestinians themselves. Palestinians were usually denied
travel access from one area to another for more job access. Once again Romney
showed his ignorance. How could he possibly be an effective president in
helping with the Arab-Israeli conflict?
Sorry to see Governor Romney doing so poorly on his international tour.
Doesn't seem quite ready, yet. Diplomacy and international relations do not
seem to be his strength. Hope we can undo the damage he has done so far.
When asked by the New York Times if the Israeli occupation and blockade had any
impact on the Palestinian economy, Romney had no comment. Apparently, he
didn't want the fact to get in the way of his analysis.
If elected, Romney's first act will probably be to invade Granada just to
prove how decisive he is. What a joke this guy is.
"Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations — entangling
alliances with none." ~ Thomas Jefferson
At least Romney didn't refer to "Polish Death Camps"No,
but Romney still thinks "The Soviets" are the greatest enemy facing the
U.S. Maybe he missed President Reagan bringing down that wall...
Are you sure about this? The article suggests that Romney not only said the
economic disparity between Palestinians and Israelis was due in part to
"culture" but made the same comparison between Mexico and the United
States. From the article:The presumptive GOP nominee
attributed that vitality to the "power of at least culture and a few other
things," noting similar economic gaps between Mexico and the United
States.Did he actually say that about Mexico? I can't imagine
him getting away with that.
At least Romney didn't refer to "Polish Death Camps" while in
Poland. Obama has since learned a little history about WWII.
We've got to quite giving the Israelis the chequebook. They're going
to get us into a foolish quagmire with Iran.