Why the heck should we, Tarek, since their notion that the Jewish tie to the land of Israel is an ancient, biblical one and that "land for peace" doesn't work is more or less correct?
God may or may not have promised Israel to the Jews, but the UN General Assembly did by a two-thirds margin. My apologies to God, but while he is away on what seems to be a long term leave of absence to some other galaxy, I would rather place my trust in international law rather then the Bible or the Quran that both validate Jewish presence in the 'holy land'.Here's a map for you, Tarek, one showing the puny size of Israel as compared to the vastness that is Dar al Islam. Kind of silly to talk about Israel's "occupation" in the face of such compelling cartography, don't you think?
Having said that, there is also no excuse for the continued occupation of Palestinian territories by Israel. We need to settle disputes without having to go 'Biblical' or 'Quranic'. Unless God wants to come down to earth and sort out his mess himself, I would keep him out of this equation. He has had a good 3,000 years to resolve the issue, but instead of doing so, all he does is send one messenger after another, with holy books, when what we require is a set of clearly defined maps. If God 'Almighty' does not have the services of a good map designer or cartographer, and if he is reading my post on FB, I refer him to this IBM applaiction (sic) dedicated to map development.... See More
Dear God, for heaven's sake, sort out the maps instead of lecturing us on how to distinguish between kosher meals and. halal dinners. You need to do something about your priorities. And while you are at it, can you explain why all your franchise holders are so ugly?
One might have pegged Fatah's comments as a Richard Dawkins/Christopher Hitchens-type tirade were it not for the fact that Fatah had that very public melt down when an ex-Muslima dared to divulge some historical truths about Islam's founder to a crowd of Jews. I suppose he thinks he's being consistent because he's as much against Islamic law and as he is against Jewish law in Israel, but really, his Sultan tantrum has revealed him once and for all for who he really is: a Marxist Muslim who has no desire to live under sharia law, but who otherwise remains a true believer, and who for both Islamic and Marxist reasons is unable to come to terms with the reality of a thriving Jewish state on land claimed in perpetuity for Islam.