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  • Israel (Score:3, Insightful)

    Israel is the only country in the world that is able to commit so many atrocities without anybody stopping them.

    Israel is the only country in the world that is not at peace with its neighbors in the region. It is also the only country in the world where its neighbors have tried to annihilate them no less than 4 times in 50 years. It is also the only country in the world where a militant, determined, suicidal terrorist group is adamantly trying to deny its right to exist and actively attempts to kill

    • Why should I consider any country in comparison to Israel, just because of countries commit atrocities it does not make it OK for israel to do the same.

      There is a long list of countries that commit atrocities against their own and other people : Burma, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Iraq, The Balkans, Russia, China, North Korea.

      Israel is just another of these countries, and I have singled it out because the technical and international communities seem determined to pretend it isn't happening.

      Where did I say

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      • Why should I consider any country in comparison to Israel, just because of countries commit atrocities it does not make it OK for israel to do the same.

        There is a long list of countries that commit atrocities against their own and other people : Burma, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Iraq, The Balkans, Russia, China, North Korea.

        Israel is just another of these countries, and I have singled it out because the technical and international communities seem determined to pretend it isn't happening.

        If you really

        • I really believe these atrocities are unacceptable anywhere.

          I frequently mention Isreal because it is one of the worst regimes and is under-reported and has so many people trying to excuse it.

          Palestine is now one of the worlds most poverty-stricken areas and isreal actively prevents the UN and Aid agencies doing their jobs.

          Even burma doesn't do that to its people. I haven't mentioned Burma or tibet for a long time because both are moving forward, slowly but still faster than israel.

          I also mention is

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          @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
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          • I really believe these atrocities are unacceptable anywhere.
            Your incessant chest-beating about Israel, to the exclusion of all other incidents, does not support this statement.
            I also mention isreal because I keep on seeing Jewish, American and Isreali commentators defending it - a very real case of 'the lady doth protest too much'.
            The only case of the lady doth protest too much I see here is your anti-Israel stance cloaked in the garb of general moral outrage. If you were genuinely concerned about human rights and justice, then I would expect you would have something to say about regimes who are abusing their own citizens: places like Iraq and North Korea. As it stands, the only thing you are morally outraged about is the plight of the Palestinians, and spend a great deal of time misstating the facts and overstating the case to make the issue in Palestine sound somehow more epic than it truly is.
            The fact that there is a large pro-israel faction in places like use.perl, kuro5hin, etc means that we should make an effort to ensure that it isn't brushed under the carpet by appeasers.
            You are confusing a contingent who believes in fact checking with a "pro-Israel faction". Your rhetoric is consistently inflamatory, factually incorrect, and perversely focused on Israeli issues although you defend yourself by asserting that you are truly concerned with tragedies elsewhere in the world (even though your posts show this is demonstrably false).

            Add that up, and your call for War against Israel [perl.org] is not coming from a stance of concern for the Palestinians, but is in fact a thinly veiled position of simple Israel-bashing.

            • Isreal is one of the worst offendors and unlike many other places where human rights are curtailed it has an elected government - this means people voted for this kind of ghettoisation and deliberate actions against palestine.

              Unlike China, Burma and Iraq where regimes are imposed (often with Western complicity and support) - Isreal chose to follow this course and it is the will of the people making it more like Kosovo and Serbia where Milosovic was elected. Just as Milosovic and Serbia were a problem, so

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              • > This is just not right, and I suppose you know this. In fact, the level of oppression of minorities in Israel is very low, probibly lower than nations such as France, or even America. It certainly comes nothing close, despite being under a 50 year war against it based exclussively on racism in the surrounding Muslim culture, to the systematic rapes of women in Iraq, the massive murder of Jews in Iran, the Cultural Revolution of China which caused nearly 15 percent of the native Chinese population to
              • Isreal is one of the worst offendors and unlike many other places where human rights are curtailed it has an elected government - this means people voted for this kind of ghettoisation and deliberate actions against palestine.>>

                This is just not right, and I suppose you know this. In fact, the level of oppression of minorities in Israel is very low, probibly lower than nations such as France, or even America.

                It certainly comes nothing close, despite being under a 50 year war against it based exclu