In the weeks leading up to the UN Partition vote of 1947, the Arabs of Palestine were on their best behavior. There were very few terror attacks against Jews in November, and the last major attack was in late August.
But immediately after they lost the partition vote, it was like the pent-up hatred all exploded at once.
The first victims were on a bus to Jerusalem. Some were killed instantly from a grenade hurled into the bus; one of the injured passengers was murdered as he tried to tend to his injured wife. Another victim was on her way to Jerusalem to get married.
Others were killed that day as well, and many hundreds more - men, women and children - were to be brutally murdered in the coming months.
The reasons for the hate have not changed a bit from then to today. They were not murdered because of “occupation” or “refugees” or any of the dozens of other justifications that have been since used to minimize the horror of these unabashed terror attacks.
Their “crimes” were simply because they were Jews with the desire to live in their own nation, at peace with their neighbors. What the world recognized instinctively in 1947 - that Jews deserve the right to self-determination - was to be tested by a massive temper tantrum of Arab supremacists who were willing to attempt a second genocide against the Jews rather than face what they consider “humiliation.”
I just don’t understand why they would wear that AND pose like this at the same time. Joe got on a 3XL scarf & a sweater vest! And is that a spear next to him?! I know its a video shoot but it looks like they’re doin a “Men on Film” scene from In Living Color! lmao
Nigga What?! Dead ass made the bottom compartment of a shopping cart into a crib! And the kid is knocked the f*ck out, knees bent up & shit like he’s been there for a minute! Then the mom got the got damn nerve to use her purse as the kids pillow! That’s where you put the flat screen TV’s not your gotdamn child!
Then this fool got his ass mollywhopped in front of everybody at Walmart! Security ain’t playin no games! Nigga got the ill ass army man pose on dude’s neck..lmao!
For those who like to blame Bush’s “unnecessary wars” for the economy and the deficit…I’d like to bring some perspective to the issue with this report on the costs of 3, on-going military operations that Bush initiated in response to the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Afghanistan and other counter terror operations
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), the invasion and subsequent operations over past 8 years
Operation Noble Eagle (ONE), providing enhanced security at military bases
The Democrats have been trying to put the blame on Bush but when you look at the facts and the actual numbers their deception becomes clear.
This proves that:
During the Bush years deficits were 2.7 times more than war costs.
Obama’s first two deficits total almost 9 times more than war costs.
Even if there were no war at all Obama’s first two deficits would STILL total $2.4 trillion, the largest in U.S. history, after adjusting for inflation.
Under Obama, the government spends 23% of GDP, excluding the cost of wars!
Let me help you put THAT into perspective.
Consider the Vietnam era, when 3 or 4 times as many troops were deployed. Back then total government spending, including the cost of the war, equaled 19% of GDP.
Now let’s look back at World War II when 10 times as many troops were deployed. After adjusting for inflation Obama’s deficits, excluding war expenses, are 2.3 times as much as World War II deficits, including war costs.
And he’s STILL talking bout spending more money to help stimulate the economy. We have to be idiots to allow him to continue to drive us further into this recession!
Know your history before establishing your opinion!
I have become so irritated by the number of people who THINK they know everything about the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Most people are under the impression that all of the Palestinians were kicked out of the land and that the Jewish people would not allow them to live there, even to this day. It is clear that people who believe this are unaware of the circumstances of the civil war that took place and the 1948 war that followed, or the history of the refugees since that war.
The war actually began with Arab attacks on the same day the U.N. passed the partition resolution in November 1947. The resolution was rejected by the Arabs in mandate Palestine and the surrounding Arab nations. In May 1948, the British withdrew and the war escalated when 5 Arab armies invaded, with a goal of wiping out the Jewish presence. This map shows the plan and how the borders were drawn, based on the population of Jews and Arabs already living in those areas.
About 600,000 Arabs abandoned their homes in the war that went on for over a year. Very few of them were actually “kicked out” or driven out by the Zionists, that did happen but only in a few places. The great majority of the Arabs left due to other circumstances — fleeing a war zone where hand to hand close range fighting was going on, or because they were encouraged to do so by the invading Arab armies that told them to come back to their homes after the Zionists were eliminated. All the contemporary news accounts of the time, and statements by Arab leaders support this conclusion.
Rarely do you hear about the equal number of Jews that became refugees in Arab countries — Yemen, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and other Arab countries — that were persecuted and driven from their homes and their countries. Severe anti-Jewish pogroms with massive casualties erupted across the Arab World. Most of the Jewish refugees had no choice but to move to Israel, where they were accepted as full citizens. At the same time, independent Arab countries began to encourage Jewish emigration to Israel. None of them lingered in refugee camps for decades. Their population was gradually absorbed and integrated into Israeli society, a substantial logistical achievement, without help from the United Nations' various refugee organizations
The Arab nations treated the Arab refugees quite differently. Instead of helping the refugees of the war that THEY started, many were never resettled and never obtained citizenship in their new countries. Many were never allowed to work, the Arab nations forced them to remain in stagnant camps, funded by the UNWRA, where indoctrination of future generations consisted mainly of blaming Israel for their plight.
Of the 600,000 original Arab refugees, perhaps 75,000 are alive today. Yet the Palestinians claim 5 million refugees. They do this because alone among the refugee populations of the world, the U.N considers descendants of the original refugees, whether 2nd, 3rd, or 4th generation, as refugees, even though they never even set foot in Israel in their lives. The Palestinians and Arab nations blame Israel for the plight of the refugees, but it is their cynical use of the refugee issue, that has kept alive a refugee population 63 years after a war, and embittered Palestinians from ever accepting a Jewish majority state of Israel.
The Palestinians want to flood Israel with five million “non-refugee refugees” in order to become a majority in Israel and change the character of the state. All the so-called foreign policy experts who have looked at ways to resolve the conflict, and all the U.S. Presidents who have spoken about the issue, including Obama on several occasions, have argued that Palestinian refugees would need to be resettled in a new Palestinian state, or in Arab countries, or Western countries, with some compensation provided, assuming a two state solution that ended the conflict could be achieved.
Calling for a right of return to Israel is part of a strategy to end the state of Israel, the same strategy that created the refugee situation in the beginning. Don’t be fooled by not knowing the true history of the conflict. There are consequences to starting wars and losing them.