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Even those who aren’t particularly sympathetic to Israel’s Benjamin
Netanyahu, could get a good measure of satisfaction from this interview
with British Television during the retaliation against Hamas’ shelling
of Israel.

The interviewer asked him: “How come so many more Palestinians have been killed in this conflict than Israelis?”

Netanyahu: “Are you sure that you want to start asking in that
direction?”

Interviewer: (Falling into the trap) Why not?

Netanyahu: “Because in World War II more Germans were killed than
British and Americans combined, but there is no doubt in anyone’s mind
that the war was caused by Germany’s aggression. And in response to the German blitz on London, the British wiped out the entire city of
Dresden, burning to death more German civilians than the number of
people killed in Hiroshima. Moreover, I could remind you that in 1944,
when the R.A.F. tried to bomb the Gestapo Headquarters in Copenhagen ,some of the bombs missed their target and fell on a Danish children’s hospital, killing 83 little children. Perhaps you have another question?”

Benjamin Netanyahu gave another interview and was asked about Israel’s occupation of Arab Land.

His response was, “It’s our land”. The reporter (CNN or the like) was
stunned – read below “It’s our land…”

Here are overlooked facts in the current & past Middle East situation.
These were compiled by a Christian university professor:
BRIEF FACTS ON THE ISRAELI CONFLICT TODAY…(It takes just 1.5 minutes to read!)

It makes sense and it’s not slanted. Jew and non-Jew — it doesn’t
matter.

1. Nationhood and Jerusalem.
Israel became a nation in 1312 BCE, Two thousand years before the rise
of Islam.

2. Arab refugees in Israel began identifying themselves as part of a
Palestinian people in 1967, two decades after the establishment of the
modern State of Israel.

3. Since the Jewish conquest in 1272 BCE, the Jews have had dominion
over the land for one thousand years with a continuous presenc e in the
land for the past 3,300 years.

4. The only Arab dominion since the conquest in 635 CE lasted no more
than 22 years.

5. For over 3,300 years, Jerusalem has been the Jewish capital.
Jerusalem has never been the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity. Even
when the Jordanians occupied Jerusalem, they never sought to make it
their capital, and Arab leaders did not come to visit.

6. Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in Tanach, the Jewish Holy
Scriptures.
Jerusalem is not mentioned once in the Koran.

7. King David founded the city of Jerusalem. Mohammed never came to
Jerusalem.

8. Jews pray facing Jerusalem. Muslims pray with their backs toward
Jerusalem.

9. Arab and Jewish Refugees: in 1948 the Arab refugees were encouraged to leave Israel by Arab leaders promising to purge the land of Jews.
Sixty-eight percent left without ever seeing an Israeli soldier.

10 The Jewish refugees were forced to flee from Arab lands due to Arab
brutality, persecution and pogroms.

11. The number of Arab refugees who left Israel in 1948 is estimated to
be around 630,000.
The number of Jewish refugees from Arab lands is estimated to be the
same.

12. Arab refugees were INTENTIONALLY not absorbed or integrated into the Arab lands to which they fled, despite the vast Arab territory. Out of the 100,000,000 refugees since World War II, theirs is the=2 0only refugee group in the world that has never been absorbed or integrated into their own people’s lands. Jewish refugees were completely absorbed into Israel, a country no larger than the state of New Jersey.

13. The Arab-Israeli Conflict: the Arabs are represented by eight
separate nations, not including the Palestinians.
There is only one Jewish nation.
The Arab nations initiated all five wars and lost.
Israel defended itself each time and won.

14. The PLO’s Charter still calls for the destruction of the State of
Israel.
Israel has given the Palestinians most of the West Bank land, autonomy
under the Palestinian Authority, and has supplied them.

15. Under Jordanian rule, Jewish holy sites were desecrated and the Jews were denied access to places of worship.
Under Israeli rule, all Muslim and Christian sites have been preserved
and made accessible to people of all faiths.

16. The UN Record on Israel and the Arabs: of the 175 Security Council
resolutions passed before 1990, 97 were directed against Israel.

17. Of the 690 General Assembly resolutions voted on before 1990, 429
were directed against Israel.

18. The UN was silent while 58 Jerusalem Synagogues were destroyed by the Jordanians.

19. The UN was silent while the Jordanians systematically desecrated the ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives.

20. The UN was silent while the Jordanians enforced an apartheid-like a
policy of preventing Jews from visiting the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.

These are incredible times. We have to ask what our role should be.
What will we tell our grandchildren about what we did when there was a
turning point in Jewish destiny, an opportunity to make a difference?

What difference would any of this make if this was your country?

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  1. Victoria Jul 6th 2009

    Thank you for the info on Israel. I am Jewish. I am Christian. Your Blog is terrific…all of the blogs. You write VERY well!!!

  2. cocotoday Jul 6th 2009

    Hi Victoria

    I take your approval very seriously! On this particular one I had the invaluable help of a unknown professor’s work.

    Thankyou Victoria,
    Colleen


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