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  •  I'm not sure which year (0+ / 0-)

    you believe is the one that Israel follows, but today's International laws allow an invaded country to seek both compensation in land and money.

    •  Seek? Certainly. (2+ / 0-)
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      Gain territory by conquest?

      Not at all.

      My first choice is a strong consumer agency My second choice is no agency at all and plenty of blood and teeth left on the floor.~E. Warren

      by JesseCW on Sun Mar 28, 2010 at 05:29:42 PM PDT

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      •  Again - ISRAEL was invaded (0+ / 0-)

        They happened to win the war.
        Their sole compensation was the creation of a buffer (the Golan) between themselves and a still-hostile Syria. The Israelis had pleaded with the Jordanians to not join the Syrian, Lebanese and Egyptian armies in their attack on Israel.  The Jordanians refused and attacked, anyway.
        The capture of Jerusalem, the holiest of Jewish cities, was mild compensation for Jordan's blatant aggression and for the damages against their people and property - especially since the city had originally been stolen from the Jews.
        And you call that conquest?
        Unlike Jordan, which reneged on the 1949 Agreement to allow Jews access to the holy sites in Jerusalem, the Israeli's not only allow access to Muslims - they allow them to live in Jerusalem as well as through the rest of Israel.  Over 20% of Israelis citizens are Arabs. There are hundreds of mosques in Israel and Arabs hold elective office in the Knesset. Additionally, there are now Arabs in Israel's ambassadorial corps.  Can you say the same for Jews in Arab countries? There are no Synagogues in Saudi Arabia and Jews are not allowed to live there. Much of the rest of the Arab nations are similar in their treatment of Jews or not much better.
        And the Jews are accused of Apartheid.
        What a joke - and an ugly one, to boot.

        •  Good lord. You may actually be the most long (2+ / 0-)
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          winded diseminator of intentional dishonesty I've ever encountered in an IP diary, and I've encountered some doozies.

          You're still implying Egypt attacked Israel?

          Babbling about completely irrelevant subjects, like access to "holy places"?  Issues that you must know have absolutely nothing to do with the topic at hand - the naked illegality of gaining territory by conquest?

          Pushing talking points about Saudi anti-semitism (and the House of Saud is certainly anti-semitic) as if it had a thing to do with whether or not a naked land grab and attempt to annex parts of the West Bank utterly unrelated to even the old city should be treated as somehow legitimate?

          Millions of people are laughing at you.  I am but one of them.

          Scientologists would be ashamed to push such poorly constructed attempts at distraction and such obviously morally relativist excuses for wrong doing.

          BTW - this is an old diary.  No one else is reading your Leon Uris version of history.

          My first choice is a strong consumer agency My second choice is no agency at all and plenty of blood and teeth left on the floor.~E. Warren

          by JesseCW on Sun Mar 28, 2010 at 06:22:31 PM PDT

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          •  Millions of people are laughing at me? (0+ / 0-)

            Is that  example of your impeccable honesty?
            Or an example of how a true blowhard actually tries to win an argument.
            You're pathetic.
            Bye.

            •  I know you think hitting all the talking (2+ / 0-)
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              points is the same as having a point, but it really isn't.

              Yes, hundreds of millions around the world, including all of Europe, are laughing at the insane propoganda you're trying to pass off as history.

              My first choice is a strong consumer agency My second choice is no agency at all and plenty of blood and teeth left on the floor.~E. Warren

              by JesseCW on Mon Mar 29, 2010 at 01:01:00 AM PDT

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