Unfortunately, Merlinski, the Arabs resent Israel's claim to the Holy Land. However, the majority of attacks are performed by religious Arabs who attack under the name of Allah. They want the land because it contains Jews.
You forget that it was the Arab's who refused peace from the UN. The Jews agreed to let the UN decide borders for the two nations, but the Arabs would have nothing of it. This is not a conflict over land. It is a conflict over ideals. The terrorists resent the beliefs of the Jews, and choose to take terrorism over peace. Arabs won't stop. They never have. Until Israel gives up, they will continue to use terrorism tactics to diminish the morale of the Jews.
Hopefully, if you resent my Christianity, you won't come wage Jihad against me! This is exactly what Israelis face.
It would seem that in an age where people criticize anti-Semitism so much, there would be much more support for the Jews who don't want to be persecuted by their Arab neighbors. When the Passion hit theaters, people flipped on their anti-Semitism filters, but when the Arabs hit the churches with car bombs, people turn on their understanding filters.
I havn't read through this whole thing yet, but when I came to this, I couldn't read anymore without posting.
You don't know what you are talking about. You don't know both sides of the issue. You havn't bothered to look into the other side, it seems.
Let me explain why the Muslims and the Jews don't like each other and cannot live in peace.
A long, long time ago, the Jews had a temple built in Jerusalem(sp?). I believe it was the Temple of David, although I may have the name wrong. Anyways, it, along with a number of other temples, were destroyed. A prophet told the Jews that their savior and lord would come to save them after this holiest of Temples had been rebuilt.
A long, long time ago as well, Mohamed started a religion out of the jewish religion, much like Jesus did. Now, he had to go to heaven, too, just like the Christians say Jesus did, so he stepped up from this rock and God Himself took him into heaven. The Muslims then built a Mosk around this rock, making it one of the Holiest places in the Islam religion, second only to Mecca and Medina, Mecca being the place where they turn to pray to so many times a day.
Now. The problem is this. That Mosk is built on top of the ruins of the Temple of David. So, obviously, the Jews want to tear it down to rebuild it so they can be saved, and the Muslims don't agree with that plan.
Also, as has been stated earlier, Israel has only been a country for a little over 50 years. In 1948, we(the powers of the world aka USA and Europe) decided to give the Jews a country of their own. Of course, we had to do that on someone else's land, because it was the Jews holy land, and we don't care about the middle east at the time.
And if you want to talk about history and why the "arabs" don't like us, you should read up about the Crusades. Plural. Where, in the name of Christianity, Europe marched into arabia and diddled and pillaged everything in site. That kinda made them mad.
So yeah...I'm tired of typing. My final thought is this:
Remember in the good ol' days before the World Wars when our entire foreign policy could be summed up in "insolation"? Good times.
EDIT: The Bush Administration a while ago reported a raise in blue-collar level jobs, which sounded great, but in reality, the Admin. just decided to start counting fast food and convience store workers (typically part-time work for teenagers) as blue-collar.
Edited by Sacapuntas Cabesa, 05 June 2004 - 12:20 AM.