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Eric Snow's picture Eric Snow said:
There are many reasons why the Palestinians left: Many left much more voluntarily than many of the Jews who left Arab countries around the same time to go to Israel. A useful...
11 years 4 months ago in Obama and Israel: Punishing Your Friends, Rewarding Your Enemies

Eric Snow's picture Eric Snow said:
In order for Biblical prophecy to be fulfilled, it was necessary for a certain number of Arabs to end up displaced when the Jews returned to the Middle East as a self-governing...
11 years 4 months ago in Obama and Israel: Punishing Your Friends, Rewarding Your Enemies

Kathleen Hoffart's picture Kathleen Hoffart said:
I am not justifying bloodshed.

But to understand the Middle East, one must study the historical background and the dynamics of tradition, culture and religion in the region...
11 years 4 months ago in Obama and Israel: Punishing Your Friends, Rewarding Your Enemies

James's picture James said:
@ Eric V. Snow -- according to what I've been told by a relative who majored in Middle eastern studies, the Palestinains were driven out by gunpoint -- they did not just pick up...
11 years 4 months ago in Obama and Israel: Punishing Your Friends, Rewarding Your Enemies

James's picture James said:
Thats disengenuous because that's not what is going here. The very fact that there are arguments over who was the dominant population is being used to form a basis to justify...
11 years 4 months ago in Obama and Israel: Punishing Your Friends, Rewarding Your Enemies

Roger Christiansen's picture Roger Christiansen said:
I don't think anyone is trying to justify bloodshed here.
This issue is like a cancer, it is not going to go away by ignoring it. It's not just a religious issue, but a...
11 years 4 months ago in Obama and Israel: Punishing Your Friends, Rewarding Your Enemies

James's picture James said:
I dont get the point of the posters here in regard to these disputed contentions over who was the dominant population in what was called Palestine... Apparently this is disputed...
11 years 4 months ago in Obama and Israel: Punishing Your Friends, Rewarding Your Enemies

Roger Christiansen's picture Roger Christiansen said:
Yes Joan Peter's scholarly material has lead to some real debate on this issue, hence the Norman Finkelstein, Alan Dershowitz confrontation over this work.

From that...
11 years 4 months ago in Obama and Israel: Punishing Your Friends, Rewarding Your Enemies

Kathleen Hoffart's picture Kathleen Hoffart said:
Quote from Mr. Christiansen, "Reality: Christians, Jews, and Muslims had been living together in peace for hundreds of years."

Bat Ye'or, as does Bernard Lewis, addresses Jews...
11 years 4 months ago in Obama and Israel: Punishing Your Friends, Rewarding Your Enemies

UCG Administrator's picture UCG Administrator said:
Durango - it looks like you edited your comment. We put it back into the approval queue so that people can't sneak in something inappropriate. Sorry for the confusion!

-Tom...
11 years 4 months ago in Obama and Israel: Punishing Your Friends, Rewarding Your Enemies

Roger Christiansen's picture Roger Christiansen said:
In reality, there are historical maps, books, photos, in reference to Palestine. One such is Baedecker's famous guidebook (1876) named Palestine...
11 years 4 months ago in Obama and Israel: Punishing Your Friends, Rewarding Your Enemies

James's picture James said:
Did my comment get deleted for some reason - seems like it was removed
11 years 4 months ago in Obama and Israel: Punishing Your Friends, Rewarding Your Enemies

James's picture James said:
Hmmm why is this version so important to you? How do you know the real account? From my experience you can always find one author or another to promote a particular view but...
11 years 4 months ago in Obama and Israel: Punishing Your Friends, Rewarding Your Enemies

Nelson Nanni Filho's picture Nelson Nanni Filho said:
I wonder often as us, who call ourselves Christians, having knowledge of the will of God, often looking honestly into ourselves, we see so many flaws and how much to grow in...
11 years 4 months ago in God's Plan for Eternity

Eric Snow's picture Eric Snow said:
It's a major historical mistake to believe that the Palestinians' forefathers had been in the land of Judea for many centuries. Indeed, many of those who became refugees had only...
11 years 4 months ago in Obama and Israel: Punishing Your Friends, Rewarding Your Enemies

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