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  • jmulu jmulu Mar 9, 2003 9:44 AM Flag

    Re: Why are Jews BLAH BLAH BLAH

    It only makes sense to do this kind of profiling � especially when we are in a war where our very way of life is at stake.

    For those of you who have not read my writings on the Middle East and the Islamic-West conflicts, I don't think these battles are over misunderstandings.

    I don't believe they are the result of a failure to communicate.

    I don't believe they are caused by an inability to compromise.

    I believe they are caused by evil people doing evil things, pure and simple.

    I come at this issue of the Middle East a little bit differently than just about anyone else. I'm an Arab-American Christian journalist. I've arrived at my conclusions largely through first-hand experience covering the Mideast on the ground.

    Throughout my 25-year career as a daily newspaperman, I've had two principal beats � Hollywood and the Middle East. You might wonder what these two beats have in common.

    The common denominator is that they both deal in the realm of unreality. They both rely on myths. In fact, the imagination of the Arabs in crafting fables, reinventing history and fictionalizing facts would make Oliver Stone blush. And it is those myths of the Middle East that I want to address today in the short time we have.

    What is this debate all about? What are the real roots of this conflict?

    If you believe what you read in most news sources, Palestinians want a homeland and Muslims want control over sites they consider holy. Simple, right?

    Wrong. In fact, these two demands are nothing more than strategic deceptions � propaganda ploys. They are nothing more than phony excuses and rationalizations for the terrorism and the murdering of Jews. The real goal of those making these demands is the destruction of the state of Israel.

    The proof of the pudding is that prior to the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, there was no serious movement for a Palestinian homeland. Why?

    In 1967, during the Six-Day War, the Israelis captured Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem. But they didn't capture these territories from Yasser Arafat. They captured them from Jordan's King Hussein. Why did the so-called Palestinians suddenly discover their national identity after Israel won the war. Why wasn't there a demand for a Palestinian homeland before?

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