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    (Original post by Oblivion99)
    Despite there being "a wave" of transquility (lets say) between the two oppositions, what's our opinions towards whose in the right and whose in the wrong - following the 2014 war which resulted in many casualties, in particular, in Gaza with over 10 soldiers killed in Israel. Thus, Israel was accused of violating many human rights from the UN? Was this the case? Was it self defence?
    I fully support Israel here. While i do think they've probably pushed their luck since 67 the fact is that i'd rather have a Jewish democracy than yet another failed Muslim state and i consider Hamas to be terrorists.

    Iarael was wrong to withdraw in 05 (something people forget) and while i have some sympathy for the West Bank (Fatah seem to be reasonably sane) i don't to be honest much care. Give Israel Gaza, the West Bank and the Golan Heights and lets be done with it, the Palestinian men can be deported and the women can stay (they can breed with the Jews or not all, either way the problem solves itself in a century).
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    I know what you're saying, and I understand your point. However, as an Arab, i dont feel obliged to stand with Gaza. Reasons: the arab world has already marginalised Gaza itself, with Egypt failing to open borders and wealthy economies such as Qatar, the gulf and Saudi Arabia failing to deposit financial aid. Israel cant be reversed back to the 1950's where it was seen as Palestine because it has undergone such an evolution thanks to fortified aid from Britian and the USA. I do sympathise with Gaza, alot, because they are innocent people who have gone through three brutal wars, mothera losing kids, fathers losing children.
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    (Original post by mkap)
    you again?! i dont follow everything of saudi so chill the hell out. i simply follow the Islamic concept that there is no bidah done here. please stop quoting me your really doing my head in!
    Just ignore him.

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    (Original post by Callous Twits)
    So what was the point in invoking Crimea as an example of the inconsistency of how international law is applied (unfavourably to Israel, in your contention)?
    It's fairly absurd to even raise international law as an argument if it's applied with absolutely no consistency by our own politicians to either appease public fad or push a geopolitical agenda.
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    (Original post by Free Kurdistan)
    It's fairly absurd to even raise international law as an argument
    Peddling the Israeli line well I see...


    Every State thinks they are treated unfairly under international law. That doesn't mean that international law doesn't continue to regulate inter-State relations.
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    (Original post by Callous Twits)
    Peddling the Israeli line well I see...


    Every State thinks they are treated unfairly under international law. That doesn't mean that international law doesn't continue to regulate inter-State relations.


    Russia breaks international law in Crimea, apply sanctions


    UK's selling of arms to Saudi Arabia may well be illegal under international law, do it anyway


    It is a total absurdity to create laws which are regularly flouted and nobody cares only to apply them when one of your enemies contravenes these laws.
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    (Original post by Free Kurdistan)
    It is a total absurdity to create laws which are regularly flouted and nobody cares only to apply them when one of your enemies contravenes these laws.
    These laws are not just created unilaterally or randomly; they are usually created with an international consensus and reflect State practice etc.


    Just because certain rules do not always manifest themselves in consistent/identical ways does not mean that they stop providing a useful means for us to examine the legality of a State's actions/claims.


    Do not underestimate international law, countless disputes have been settled by the ICJ. It is only when a State like Israel starts to think that it is above such jurisdiction, and it has Western - more particularly US - backing for that, that the international regime cannot be applied effectively. But that doesn't mean that their actions are not contrary to international law, and the pressure will build - not even the US will maintain their patience with Israel forever.
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    (Original post by Bornblue)
    Uch, it's not a football match.
    Why not? It may look like this..
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    Dear fans, we begin our report from the stadium in South Africa, where today the Israeli team is playing with the national team of Palestine. The teams leave the pitch.
    But what is it? The hands of the Israeli players are tied behind their backs!
    Ah, here's the thing. Now we have received an official explanation. The hands of Israeli players are tied at the request of the Palestinian delegation. They received information that the Israelis are going to use their arms during the game. Before the match, the Football Federation held an emergency meeting at which it condemned the Israeli team and recognized the legitimate demands of the Palestinian delegation. The chairman of FIFA spoke in the manner that, as the hands shouldn't not be used in the game, such measure will not prevent the Israeli players to play, and on the other side will help to prevent a breach of the rules. Indeed, you can expect anything from these cunning Jews..
    The referee blows the whistle and the match began. The ball is in the midfield. A Palestinian striker gets the ball and rushes to the gate of the Israeli team. Israeli defenders are catching up with him and take the ball. The whistle sounds, the game is stopped. A defender of the Israeli team receives a yellow card. But what is it? Following the yellow card, the referee immediately raises red card and removes the Israeli defender from the field. The stadium speaker announces, that Israel's national team player sent off for the disproportionate use of force in resolving of game conflict. The crowd on the stands is roaring in approval. Now the Israeli players are ostentatiously correct and allow the Palestinians to hit the ball from any distance from the Israeli gate. But the gate of the Israeli team is defended by a Russian immigrant, who played in the top Russian league. He desperately but successfully defends his gate.
    But now the situation has changed. The central striker of the Israeli team gets the ball, passes one Palestinian defender, second, third, enters the penalty area and shoots on gate. Goal! The crowd is outraged and indignantly cries.
    The captain of the Palestinian team is coming to judge and says something to him. The judge nods and sets a free-kick. The goal is cancelled. Well, we are waiting explanation.. And here it is: it turns out that the Palestinian keeper lives in the Gaza Strip and the only stadium there is used as a launching pad for rockets. The goalkeeper has no place for training and of course, in such circumstances, he has no chances against well-trained Israeli striker. The crowd loudly supports the referee's decision.
    etc etc
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    (Original post by admonit)
    Why not? It may look like this..
    Yes, it is all an anti-Jewish conspiracy.


    Move along now.
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    (Original post by admonit)
    Why not? It may look like this..
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    Dear fans, we begin our report from the stadium in South Africa, where today the Israeli team is playing with the national team of Palestine. The teams leave the pitch.
    But what is it? The hands of the Israeli players are tied behind their backs!
    Ah, here's the thing. Now we have received an official explanation. The hands of Israeli players are tied at the request of the Palestinian delegation. They received information that the Israelis are going to use their arms during the game. Before the match, the Football Federation held an emergency meeting at which it condemned the Israeli team and recognized the legitimate demands of the Palestinian delegation. The chairman of FIFA spoke in the manner that, as the hands shouldn't not be used in the game, such measure will not prevent the Israeli players to play, and on the other side will help to prevent a breach of the rules. Indeed, you can expect anything from these cunning Jews..
    The referee blows the whistle and the match began. The ball is in the midfield. A Palestinian striker gets the ball and rushes to the gate of the Israeli team. Israeli defenders are catching up with him and take the ball. The whistle sounds, the game is stopped. A defender of the Israeli team receives a yellow card. But what is it? Following the yellow card, the referee immediately raises red card and removes the Israeli defender from the field. The stadium speaker announces, that Israel's national team player sent off for the disproportionate use of force in resolving of game conflict. The crowd on the stands is roaring in approval. Now the Israeli players are ostentatiously correct and allow the Palestinians to hit the ball from any distance from the Israeli gate. But the gate of the Israeli team is defended by a Russian immigrant, who played in the top Russian league. He desperately but successfully defends his gate.
    But now the situation has changed. The central striker of the Israeli team gets the ball, passes one Palestinian defender, second, third, enters the penalty area and shoots on gate. Goal! The crowd is outraged and indignantly cries.
    The captain of the Palestinian team is coming to judge and says something to him. The judge nods and sets a free-kick. The goal is cancelled. Well, we are waiting explanation.. And here it is: it turns out that the Palestinian keeper lives in the Gaza Strip and the only stadium there is used as a launching pad for rockets. The goalkeeper has no place for training and of course, in such circumstances, he has no chances against well-trained Israeli striker. The crowd loudly supports the referee's decision.
    etc etc
    All you've demonstrated is that Israel suffers from a persecution complex and Zionists have to resort to ridiculous tangential football analogies to valiantly justify the wide scale destruction, deaths and suffering of the Palestinian people.
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    (Original post by TheArtofProtest)
    All you've demonstrated is that Israel suffers from a persecution complex and Zionists have to resort to ridiculous tangential football analogies to valiantly justify the wide scale destruction, deaths and suffering of the Palestinian people.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTtFaFITODY

    Watching that just exploits how vulnerable the Palestinians are, all I see is innocent families fleeing^
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    (Original post by Oblivion99)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTtFaFITODY

    Watching that just exploits how vulnerable the Palestinians are, all I see is innocent families fleeing^
    Like you give a ****. Wasn't it just two days ago you were telling another user you hoped Israel bombed her country?
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    (Original post by teenhorrorstory)
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    Almost certainly completely fabricated

    Do you have any evidence that this is a true story?
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Almost certainly completely fabricated

    Do you have any evidence that this is a true story?
    Why do you assume it's false?

    I believe his account. The expulsion of Palestinians from their homes is not some sort of myth
    http://imeu.org/article/quick-facts-...estinian-nakba
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Almost certainly completely fabricated

    Do you have any evidence that this is a true story?
    Why do you assume it's a lie? This was only one post of several put up by the same guy, which provides considerable detail about his family history, of which this is only one part. It is not inconsistent with the known history of the Nakba. It's a witness account that might or might not be true (or possibly it's true but exaggerated), but there's no basis for simply assuming it to be false.
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    (Original post by teenhorrorstory)
    Why do you assume it's false?

    I believe his account. The expulsion of Palestinians from their homes is not some sort of myth
    http://imeu.org/article/quick-facts-...estinian-nakba
    (Original post by anarchism101)
    Why do you assume it's a lie? This was only one post of several put up by the same guy, which provides considerable detail about his family history, of which this is only one part. It is not inconsistent with the known history of the Nakba. It's a witness account that might or might not be true (or possibly it's true but exaggerated), but there's no basis for simply assuming it to be false.
    Because I don't believe claims without evidence.

    If you make a claim, its on you to provide the evidence, not me to disprove it

    Its all too easy to make up emotional stories to manipulate people, and the anti-Israelis are very good at this, bypassing facts in favour of manipulating emotions.
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    (Original post by Camoron)
    The borders after 1950 are all wrong, Palestine still has those borders. It's internationally recognised so what are you on about?
    Palestinians don't yet have statehood in the fully recognised sense. Palestine claimed a state in 1988 claiming the area of the West Bank and Gaza with East jerusalem as capitol - 22% of historic Palestine in total. If you knew anything at all you'd know that these areas claimed have been under Israeli occupation since 1967, following the 6 day war - this alone refutes your claim that Palestine should still have borders from 'the 1950s' as 1967 qualitiavely changed land holding.

    The Oslo Accords, as the start of Peace talks, what i was 'on about', was an agreement that Palestinians could have limited autonomy over certain areas of land and gov functions the occupied territories they claimed (the borders you refer to) until full statehood implemented was eventually granted based on the establishment of agreement over outstanding issues (called: 'final status issues' ) INCLUDING EXACT BORDERS. As Israel retains control over 66% of the West Bank, and control of everything in the other 44% other than Security and admin, Palestinians don't have a state, what they control as indicated by the green on the map, represents in a sense their 'borders'.

    Don't quote 'international law' without providing any validation for this claim, lol weak. Oslo is international law. The map is 'internationally recognised' in that its true. Im not engaging with a response unless you step it up to at least engage with facts instead of cocky self righteousness vested in a baseless opinion of objective facts. Google is your friend so maybe check 'what Im on about' yourself next time.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Because I don't believe claims without evidence.

    If you make a claim, its on you to provide the evidence, not me to disprove it

    Its all too easy to make up emotional stories to manipulate people, and the anti-Israelis are very good at this, bypassing facts in favour of manipulating emotions.
    What an idiot.
    The life stories of individuals such as Elie Wiesell and many famous Jewish family histories concerning personal involvement in the holocaust are taken as fact on face value. The nakba is a historical event, like the historical holocaust

    - The holocaust has the general facts of concentration and death camps
    - The Nakba has the general facts of mass expulsion
    - Therefore through the principle of contextual verification (the only historical verification possible and used far and wide), testimonies can be generally validated based on their consistency with the general picture of events gained from corroboration by peoples testimonies. Through this we can know the nature of 'the holocaust experience' and determine it probably true.

    The Nakba, therefore demands the same credulity given to all individual accounts, as being consistent with the general framework of events. If not then you must revoke it also from emotive Jewish biographies.

    Most of all, the distant possibility of a possibly false individual account of the Nakba is irrelevant. The Nakba still happened, there is no need to forward the possibility of falsehood in one instance as in any way significant. What is being proposed is broadly consistent with Nakba accounts generally. If this one is false, its only success of emotional manipulation would be through using the truth. You're playing on distant feats of credibility in an individual case as a tactic of manipulation so the discussion is derailed from a broader concern for the Nakba itself, which indicted Israel.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Because I don't believe claims without evidence.

    If you make a claim, its on you to provide the evidence, not me to disprove it

    Its all too easy to make up emotional stories to manipulate people, and the anti-Israelis are very good at this, bypassing facts in favour of manipulating emotions.
    No-one asked you to disprove it. They asked why you assumed it was false. What is it about the story that screams made up and fake? You find it unbelievable that a Palestinian family were kicked out of their home? The truth is that thousands upon thousands of Palestinians faced a similar fate. If you don't want to accept it,then that's your problem. Anti-Israelis are good at 'bypassing facts'?? Lol-and it'd seem that pro-Israelis are good at being blind to pretty much everything.
 
 
 
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