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The Truth About Israel And Why The Two State Solution Is Dead.

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David Ben-Gurion was the primary founder and the first Prime Minister of Israel.

David Ben-Gurion was the primary founder and the first Prime Minister of Israel.

“If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal; we have taken their country. It is true God promised it to us, but how could that interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has been anti-semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that?”

David Ben-Gurion

 This is the truth about Israel. Even its most revered father of the nation recognises that his country’s actions are indefensible.  With the seizure of land, unlawful blockade and seige of Gaza and thousands of war crimes it is only getting worse. There is no room for any further equivocation. The IDF is systematically murdering defenceless civilians and revelling in it while politicians in the Knesset, even Moshe Feiglin, the deputy speaker,  are publishing polemics arguing for genocide of the Palestinian people.  Feiglin calls for “concentration and extermination” of the Gazan people,  terrifying words  that suggest a second holocaust. Source.

Israeli Soldier Revels In Genocide.

Israeli Soldier Revels In Genocide.

Like most British people I am absolutely behind Israel’s ‘right to exist’ but nothing endangers that more than its  government’s conduct. Over and over again, Israel has shown it cannot be trusted. I regret to say that perhaps the two state solution is impossible. The attitude and actions of Israel make it so. Perhaps we need to look at a one state solution – a free Palestine where Jew, Arab, Muslim, Christian and secular people can live together in peace. Israel has sown the seeds of its own destruction and nurtured them diligently with the blood of Palestinian children.  The  world must call a halt.

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August 14, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Has Israel Extinguished Its Own ‘Right To Exist’? Is Palestine the One State Solution?

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I have always been an ardent supporter of Israel’s right to exist but  it may have gone too far this time to be allowed to continue as part of the community of nations.  Palestine, Islam and Arabs have never been as great a threat to Israel as its own disgusting conduct.  Truly it has been sowing the seeds of its own destruction for many years.

Perhaps the two state solution is now irredeemably lost.  Perhaps the world must now support a one state solution, the  state of Palestine, a place where Arab, Jew, Muslim, Christian and secular people can live together in peace.  God knows, Israel has the done the most awful job with the opportunity we entrusted it.

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August 3, 2014 at 11:48 am

The Tragedy That Israel’s Youth Must Die For An Unjust Cause.

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<> on July 20, 2014 in Sderot, Israel.

Israeli mothers and fathers will grieve at the loss of their children. But the horror is that their children will die not just pointlessly but having caused enormous damage to humanity. For decent Israelis: Jew, Muslim, Christian or secular this is the deepest tragedy of all.  Zionism is a curse on our planet and the Israeli boys and girls who will perish are fair game.  In war, for justice, they deserve to die.

They too are victims but far fewer than of Palestine.

Israel must end its illegal occupation.  Until then everything from Palestine is heroic and just resistance.

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July 21, 2014 at 10:03 pm