SHOULD ISRAEL GIVE BACK THE OCCUPIED LANDS?

George Bush is considered to be the most pro-Israel president in American history.

So it was all the more remarkable when he stood up in Jerusalem and said the following:

“There should be an end to the occupation that began in 1967. The establishment of a Palestinian state is long overdue. The Palestinian people deserve it.” And he added: “There is a need for mutually agreed adjustments of the pre-1967 borders to reflect current realities and to ensure that the Palestinian state is viable and contiguous.” (Does that mean taking down the fence?)

The timing and blunt language of Mr. Bush’ comments surprised many observers.

Do you agree Israel should get out of the occupied territories and return them to the Palestinians?

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4 Comments »

  1. 1
    Chimera Says:

    There are enough moderates on both sides of the theological fence that they should be able to redefine their own boundaries. Land in which all can live peacefully together without having to belong to one club or the other? Why not? It can happen. If everyone else stays out of it.

    But there are always going to be those who object, no matter what. I can’t figure out if the exciters and rabble rousers really believe in the hatred they spread so generously, or if they’re just looking for everyone else to be as miserable as they, themselves, are.

    But when, exactly, do we draw the line at redrawing the lines?

  2. 2
    Paul Costopoulos Says:

    Yes and lets get out of it.

  3. 3
    Alex Thomas Says:

    It must pain Father Abraham something fierce, lo look down from Heaven and see the sons of Isaac and the sons of Ishmael at each other’s throats. The wisest men on both sides realize that the Jews and the Arabs are the descendants (if you are to believe the Biblical legend) of one father. These wise men understand the essential brotherhood of humanity. However, their quiet, reasoned voices are drowned out by short-sighted, shrill and absolutely insane fanatics who insist that their God is the only God, and their claim to the Holy Land is the only claim.
    Consider this: it took Moses forty years of wandering through the desert (until Mrs. Moses finally asked for directions) to find the one patch of land in the Middle East without any oil.
    It only makes sense that the Israelis and the Palestinians find common cause, and work out their own, made-at-home peace accord.
    Listen carefully, and you will realize that the word “shalom” and “salaam”, which sound so much alike, both mean “peace”, and it is the most common greeting among Jews and Arabs alike. Where do you suppose that came from?
    My name is Alex Thomas. Just think of the possibilities…

  4. 4

    Ted Nugent will join PETA before Bush can with any credibility go to the middle east and use any sentence with the word “peace” in it.


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