Where I Stand

If there was any doubt, I stand with Israel.

It is any day better to stand erect with a broken and bandaged head then to crawl on one’s belly, in order to be able to save one’s head.
–Mohandas Gandhi

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8 thoughts on “Where I Stand

  1. I stand with Israel too. The Israeli people to be exact, who overwhelmingly support the establishment of an independent, viable Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with certain agreed border adjustments.

    In two different polls conducted by the Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research of Tel Aviv University in 2003, 61% of Israelis answered yes to “Would you accept the establishment of an independent, viable Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with certain agreed border adjustments?” 36% said they opposed.

  2. ASM826, that isn't at all the same thing.

    1. When talking about political grievances over land, 34 years ago is a whole lot different than 187 years ago.

    2. Unlike the Isrealis, Americans do not want a change in national borders.

    3. No violence would be ended by reverting the US to 1824 borders, because there is no violence to begin with.

  3. No violence will averted by Israel reverting to the 1967 borders, either. It was an external attack that lead to the current borders, so it wasn't peaceful when those were the borders. Hamas is sworn to destroy Israel, other terrorist organizations desire the same. The goal is to eliminate the state of Israel. Reverting to the 1967 borders will not satisfy them, although they will sit at the bargaining table and swear that it will.

  4. Screw satisfying Hamas – Israel needs to satisfy the Palestinian people and cut off their support. When people are forced into a corner by economic and political repression they will turn to the toughest, meanest guy in the room to stick up for them. Remove the repression and Hamas is just a fringe cult advocating perpetual war. Not many people would choose that over a good job and the chance to live in peace.

    Here is my plan:

    Recognize the Palestinian nation with reasonable borders. Let them have all the self-determination they want, but make them accountable for what happens inside their country. If the new Palestine nation refuses counter terrorism assistance and a missile gets launched at Israel from land they control, treat it as a formal declaration of war.

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