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    I feel like most people already know most of this stuff. Hamas is a terrorist organization and Israel is a nation that has been mistreated and violated throughout their entire existence.

    My first choice will always be peace, but it isn't up to Israel and they need to do everything necessary to protect themselves. I don't think I know anybody personally that sympathizes with Hamas or the Palestinians, the clear and obvious aggressor.
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    @bsking If you are referring to the president, I make my vote based on a series of issues, not solely on the candidate's stance on Israel alone. That shouldn't be tough to understand.
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    @Now_What what I was referring to is your statement that you don't know anyone who sympathizes with Hamas or the Palestinians....Obama does ..and although you don't personally know him you did vote for him twice.

    and I'm not implying that you voted for him because he sympathizes with Hamas or the Palestinians...in fact I am bewildered that anyone voted for him at all.
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    @ David B. Grinberg

    Excellent write up and dead on with the facts and the truth about who Hamas really is. I find it hard to believe that many here would be supportive of the Hamas...they also have our blood on their hands too and would love to wipe us off the map more so than Israel, if they could...we're the "Great Satan"!
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    Indeed. An excellent article that spotlights what is fundamentally wrong with those who would protest Israel and tacitly support Hamas and other terrorists similar to Hamas. When a nation faces genocide from the nations that surround it and gets hammered by the world for defending themselves it becomes startingly apparent that Israel is uniquely God's promised people and land and there are even spiritual underpinings.....those who attack Israel are being USED by satan and demonic forces.....and at the same time attacks on christians have gone up in the middle east and even here in America.....there is only one way.....pray.....pray and the spiritual defenses will defeat the satanic forces.....
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    @DB-Grinberg Thank you for the excellent article. I have a sneaking suspicion that even if and when Gaza is granted 'nationhood', that one of its first acts will be to demand that Israel cede ALL of its territory to it, and that since of course, it will not, new rocket launchings will once again begin.

    There is an ingrained anti-Jewishness in Arab/Muslim countries. My Father was an executive for a multinational bank. He worked in the field of Letters of Credit and would tell me that Muslim nations would require a 'Certificate of Origin', certifying that the goods they were buying were not in any way connected with persons of the Jewish faith, either through manufacture, financing, marketing, import/export, etc. The HILARIOUS thing about these Certificates of Origin, is that they were often signed by executives with names like Feinstein, Goldstein, Schwartz, etc. at which point I thought Dad would bust a gut laughing, may he rest in peace.
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    @HoraceGreely * Thank you for your positive feedback ans sharing the web link about the anti-Israel demonstrations in France. Personally, I've never ban a fan of the French. I believe they are arrogant and ethnocentric. Moreover, they quickly forget how the USA saved their butts in WWII at Normandy. Further, the "conventional wisdom" appears to be that that France is afraid of angering its Muslim population because who knows what some of those radical Islamist extremists may do in return? But fear is a coward's path and France is a coward -- always has been.
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    @DB-Grinberg you got it right on this subject. It baffles me why the left supports Muslims they believe in so many things the left hates.
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    Both Hamas and Hezbollah goal is the destruction of Israel. They really aren't interested in peace and I believe the Palestinians that are interested in peace are intimidated by both of these radical organizations who don't hesitate in committing the most outrageous acts.
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    There are elections coming up for Palestine and Hamas is trying to make headlines to keep the support of the people of Gaza. I can't see or understand why jeopardizing and getting your own people killed would gain their support, but then I don't think the way they do. Perhaps they are trying to prefect the "victim role" and gain sympathy.
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    @HoraceGreely Pretty sure. I may not have paid attention then like I do now, but I think I would have remembered insistent and intentional US media bashing our own military and showing every "civilian" building destroyed, every life lost, and constant reminders that only Iraqis are dying and not us (comparatively), as if they were all harmless and defenseless lemmings with not a weapon in sight and simply on the way to the market, when the US just drove up and killed everybody.
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    That's exactly right. And he is a full-on liberal. He and I have went a couple of pretty heated rounds on several topics. But he's SPOT ON with this piece. Liberal?..yes. Fanatical..possibly not as he obviously acknowledged facts in this article.
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    Grinberg seems to call his own shots. I can't lump him in the Kool-Aid group. I don't agree with everything he has said, but I don't agree with everything my Father told me either.
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    I absolutely agree with this guy. Well written piece and spot on. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I stand with Israel and God's chosen people.
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    There is no such thing as "God's chosen people"..but that absurd notion is EXACTLY why we see groups like ISIS and HAMAS in the world today.
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    Thank you for your positive feedback, which is very much appreciated. I would like to think that everyone is equal in the eyes of God -- except for the sinners like Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Qaida, ISIS, and their evil terrorist ilk -- like the Iranian totalitarian regime and communist China and North Korea. FYI - Russia and Putin may join this notorious list soon.
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    @Unfit2serve ISIS is an army of Sunni Muslims bent on revenge against Shia Muslims for their alleged mistreatment of fellow Sunni Muslims. What drives Hamas isn't religion but blind hatred towards Jews and Israel- they could care less about Judaism as a religion, but they do seek to 'purge' the Jews' ancestral homeland (Judah and Israel) of Jews and appropriate the land to add to the 22 nations already ruled by Islam.

    People speak on this subject without having a firm grasp on history. It has been ISLAM since the very beginning which slaughtered 700 Qurayza Jews, under Muhammad's own rule, for the apparently "capital sin" of trading in commerce with non-Muslim Arabs. In 711 A.D., Islamic warriors crossed the straight of Gebel al-Tariq (Gibraltar) and invaded the Germanic Christian Kingdoms of the southern 2/3rds of Spain, putting to the sword many who resisted Islam and cutting off the hands of young boys and men who refused to convert to Islam or pay the Jizya tax that had to be paid for the 'privilege' of keeping your own religion.

    On May 15, 1948, the State of Israel was created, but not as a 'theocracy', but as a return of a people to their ancestral lands, from which Rome displaced them on 70 A.D. after the destruction of the Temple. Israel extended an invitation to the Arabs/Bedouin living within the new nation's borders. Some decided to accept and were murdered by their fellow Arabs/Bedouin. Many more left the borders of Israel and joined up with a confederation of Arab states to wage war on Israel and attempt to 'drive the Jews into the sea'. These folks were not 'displaced', they took up arms willingly against Israel. They gambled and they lost.

    After hostilities ceased, a new nation was created as a home for those Arabs/Bedouin who could not abide to live among Jews (and Christians). It was and is called 'The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan'.

    The term 'Palestinian' has been applied to these Arabs/Bedouin as if they were somehow the descendants of the Philistines, who were a Sea People probably from Crete, who settled in what is now Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, etc. in ancient times. The term Palestine comes to us from the Romans as a corruption of the word Philistia/Philistine. The term Palestinian was actually applied to ALL who lived in the region during the Roman Occupation, Jew or pagan Arab (there were NO MUSLIMS during the Roman occupation. Islam was created early in the 7th Century)

    Even IF Hamas were (G_d forbid!) to annihilate all Jews and destroy Israel, it would then turn its eyes to Spain, which they still refer to as al-Andalus and ALSO LAY CLAIM TO. It's the old fable of the Camel, the tent and the Bedou come to life. PBS, US mainstream media and other Islamic apologists gloss over the atrocities committed by Islam since its creation, but it is there for people to see if they would just READ some history. It is the aggressive, homicidal conqueror pretending to be a persecuted and dislodged party from its beginnings, until present day.
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    I have frequently had disagreement with what Grinberg wrote, but not this time. Anyone with an interest in the concept of justice has to agree that Israel is not an aggressor here in any way. If it were me in charge in Israel I would make a simple statement. Every rocket, bombing, or suicide mission that is initiated out of Gaza will result in war.
    I hope Israel has the strength to destroy Hamas's military capability and the tunnels they use to get access to Israel.
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    It's about time someone has finally written a truthful article. Don't forget there are plenty of self-hating Jews who go along with and/or fall for the phony Jew hating diatribe about how the poor little fake Palestinians are victims despite the fact that they continue to support violence and so-called "holy war" or jihad against Israel and the Jewish people. Though, as of late, Israelis are changing their attitudes about peace with the Palestinians, recognizing that peace is not possible as long as Muslims make their #1 priority to kill Jews and destroy Israel. Let's hope the rest of the world eventually stops the anti-Jew rhetoric and prejudice and also admits that the truth is that the fake Palestinians are, far from being the victims, are the perpetrators. Their could have been a Palestinian state in 2000-2001 as a result of the final status peace talks, but the late terrorist chief, Yasser Arafat turned down "a Palestinian state in the Gaza Strip and nearly all of the West Bank with East Jerusalem as its capital." Why did Arafat pass up such a golden opportunity? Because the real goal is the destruction of Israel, not a Palestinian state.
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    Yep, it is, the social media sites are rolling with it, and MSM are losing viewers by the thousands, most just watch for local and weather now and using phones more often for weather. Get a few big spending advertiser to pull the plug and they are in trouble for sure
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    good article David although I'm surprised politix posted it. it's not only the global media  that are sympathetic to the terrorists, former worst american president ever(now second worst), jimmy carter, is also an apologist for palestinian terrorists. Some of hollywoods biggest libs are on the enemies side as well.

    Israel is the only party that wants a two state solution. The arabs in that region have NEVER wanted their own state , going back to 1920 when the idea of palestine was almost forced on the beduin nomads. These same people considered themselves to be part an extension of Syria. Almost since the establishment of israel there has been a campaign in the arab region and among leftists (including some in america) to delegitimize Israel and rewrite and actually invent new palestinian history where none existed before. But you probably know that. Good job on the piece.
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    Note that Politix posted this story with this disclaimer right from the start...

    "* Note: All views and opinions are those of the author only."

    Politix made sure to put it at the start of the article instead of the end as is typical.
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    @Curmudgeon * First, thank you for sharing your exemplary feedback and support, with which I greatly appreciate. Just an FYI that the disclaimer is my own and I always use it for all of my op-eds. This has nothing to do with Politix. The reason is to clarify that this is MY OWN independent opinion -- as opposed to that of any one political party, ideology or organization. If people want to label me into boxes than that's their problem. I call them as I see them -- that why it's an opinion-editorial. You know the saying, with age comes wisdom.
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    I think that is the very first time this liberal site has posted that comment before an article, can you think of another? It don't suit Obama's destroy America, finance and arm terrorist policy so they posted it but distanced themselves from it
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    @ahsum99ss paranoia abounds. How sad to be trapped in a prison of your own making. Freedom is in your own hands. Simply accept your perceptions deceive you. Ever seen brain games?
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    When, and IF, we could ever get the media to publish the facts w/o twisting them and making their comments sound like facts we could better understand the world. When I was growing up journalism was tasked to find and publish the facts as best they could. That was honest journalism. Now they are just a platform for propaganda bought by the highest bidder. Print media is going to be an artifact of history soon and so they just try to stay alive by printing whatever they think will "sell." Of course the electronic media is no better off. "If it bleeds, it leads."
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    Excellent Post!

    Here's another one with a little different approach--

    “Since the evening of July 17, when Israel launched its ground offensive, Western media has been filled with Hamas propaganda. In the United States, the debate over the conflict is invariably couched in terms favorable to Hamas: Are civilian casualties too high? Is it safe to fly into Ben-Gurion airport? Has the IDF targeted schools and hospitals? One MSNBC anchor calls Israel, which abandoned Gaza in 2005, the “occupying authority.” Another praises a “gutsy” Israeli, who refuses to serve in her nation’s military,”(Matthew Continetti, Freebeacon.com , July 25, 2014)

    “On CNN, the Islamist Turkish prime minister says Israel has “surpassed what Hitler did.” A CNN reporter calls Israelis “scum”; a NBC reporter tweets a scurrilous article calling U.S. Jews who join the IDF “America’s Israeli jihadists”; and a writer for Gawker says it’s time to send the Jews back to Germany. Reporters once embedded with military forces. Now the talking points of a military force‚Äîthe talking points of Hamas‚Äîare embedded in the U.S. media.”

    The talking points of Hamas are the same worldwide:......" ( Continued)

    <Quoted in part from the following Canadian URL>

    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/...
  • #129
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    Thanks for sharing your important insights, which are appreciated. That's why I've got my TV tuned to FOX News only on this one. Further, the only reason why the dispute lands were "occupied" is because Arabs waged three wars on Israel, lost and were pushed back. Is there any country in world history that has ever fought a defensive war and then given back land after saving themselves from annihilation? I doubt it. Moreover, why doesn't Egypt and Jordan open their border to their brothers the Palestinians? They certainly have more than enough land between them to accommodate the Palestinians who lives in the disputed territories -- from which Israel voluntarily withdrew only to be attacked by more terrorists. The problem here is that Hamas and the Arab terrorists want a physical entity, land, for a theoretical promise of "peace" -- which is always a broken promise.
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    @DB-Grinberg Your point about other Arab nations opening up their arms to their brothers is right on point. I have said this myself. Anyone who would take time to actually look at a map of the region would wonder this themselves. The Gaza Strip is the most populated country there is per land mass with an outragous poverty issue and nowhere to expand. Seems that other countries with much larger land masses could support most of the people in Gaza.
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    @DB-Grinberg

    The Fox News Channel has been accused by academics, media figures, political figures, and watchdog groups of having various biases in their news coverage of certain events as well as more general views of a conservative bias.

    While the network has been criticized for its tendency to support the Republican Party and its interests, David Frum, former speechwriter for George W. Bush, has also said, "Republicans originally thought that Fox worked for us and now we're discovering we work for Fox."

    It does lean to the right, primarily in its opinion programming but also in its story selection (which is fine by me) and elsewhere. But it's worth remembering that Fox is less a bastion of ideological conservatism and more a populist, tabloid-like network."

    Fox News reporting contains conservative editorializing within news stories. FAIR also asserted that in a study of a 19 week period from January 2001 to May 2001 the ratio of conservative guests to liberals on Special Report with Brit Hume was 50:6, and obtained similar data from other Fox shows.

    The Project on Excellence in Journalism report in 2006 showed that 68 percent of Fox cable stories contained personal opinions, as compared to MSNBC at 27 percent and CNN at 4 percent. The "content analysis" portion of their 2005 report also concluded that "Fox was measurably more one-sided than the other networks, and Fox journalists were more opinionated on the air."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_News_Channel...
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    @DB-Grinberg

    Agreed!

    The only Leader in the Muslim world that ever offered up a peace treaty with Israel that wasn't made of 'rice paper' and disappearing ink -- and that was the late Anwar el-Sadat of Egypt! All the rest were exercises in pure hokum!

    The Koran teaches that it's permitted to lie to infidels in order to achieve Islamic goals. It's called "Al-taqiyya." It seems the gullible never learn from the lessons of the past with these folks!
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