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Babbler # 664

posted 16 February 2003 06:47 PM      Profile for Boinker   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The Unsettlers...

Frontier American ethos in the Middle East. Would a UN peace keeping force be useful. ould Israel block it? Would they?

Any thoughts or comments?

From: The Junction | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
Babbler # 3393

posted 17 February 2003 02:26 AM      Profile for Moredreads     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Yes, Tamar Tzur is an asshole.

According to Ezra Rosenfeld, a spokesman for the Yesha Council, the low profile is by design. ''There is a time for everything,'' he told me and then sketched out a potential series of events for the next few months. ''Let's say there's a war in Iraq. Well, then the government can build 10,000 new housing units in Judea and Samaria'' -- the biblical names for the area that settlers prefer to use -- ''and it won't be on the front pages or all over the talk shows. So in the meantime, we can do this with the outposts. The government's hands are clean; they have no involvement. It's small potatoes, so it doesn't get covered outside of Israel.''

Total bastards.

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From: Canada | Registered: Nov 2002  |  IP: Logged
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posted 17 February 2003 07:45 AM      Profile for satana     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
This has been happeneing since 1947. Almost all of Israel is Palestinian land. Zionists are really messed up.
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posted 17 February 2003 10:31 AM      Profile for evenflow        Edit/Delete Post
What a mess.
From: learning land | Registered: Dec 2002  |  IP: Logged
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posted 17 February 2003 10:36 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
A very disturbing article. Some of those teenagers have been taught a vicious racism no different, as far as I can see, from what we're told is taught in some Islamic schools in the Middle East and Pakistan.

Their parents had a choice. How could any parent have chosen this for her children?

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posted 17 February 2003 10:38 AM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Religious or ideological zealotry.
From: the twilight zone between the U.S. and Canada | Registered: Aug 2002  |  IP: Logged
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posted 19 February 2003 10:50 AM      Profile for aRoused     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
There's no garbage pickup, either, but that's not because the Israeli government hasn't tried to send trucks up to the outpost. One teenage girl, a regular visitor to Ramat Gilad, xplained that at first the outpost was added to the regular garbage-pickup route. But, she said, the trucks were driven by Israeli Arabs, ''so some people threw stones at them until they didn't come back.''

Pluralistic, tolerant society my tuchas.

Last October, young settlers attacked Israeli soldiers and police officers when they came to dismantle another of Moshe Zar's outposts, called Gilad Farm.

So let me get this straight: There can't be peace until Arafat speaks out against terrorism and clamps down on suicide attacks.

Then you turn around and the Israeli government and army can't control the settlers!

Pot. Kettle. Black.

Edited to add: The settler youths attacking the army and police reportedly called them "Nazis". Sigh.

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