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Painful Honesty About the Holy Land, and a New Path to Peace
Illinois Review ^ | May 25, 2011 A.D. | John F. Di Leo

Posted on 05/25/2011 8:29:35 PM PDT by jfd1776

On Wednesday, May 19, 2011 A.D., President Barack Obama, the head of state of one of Israel’s greatest allies, called for a massive shrinkage in the geographical size of her tiny friend. He will spend the rest of his life trying to explain away this attempted sellout.

The United States is a huge country. Running from the Pacific to the Atlantic, from the Rio Grande north to Canada, it contains some 3.8 million square miles. By contrast, Israel is measured in the thousands of square miles, well under ten, in fact. Even that gives little indication to the true size of the country, because of its long and narrow placement, surrounded by enemy nations committed to its destruction.

For example, while the current width of the nation is only about 45 miles wide at some points, the pre-1967 size of the country was only eight miles wide at a particularly vulnerable central point – nearly indefensible then, likely completely indefensible today. And yes, foolish though Obama is in so many ways, he and his administration most certainly do know this.

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TOPICS: Government; History; Miscellaneous; Politics
KEYWORDS: israel; palestinian; westbank
It is time to tell the world that Enough is Enough.

Bad behavior must NOT be rewarded with nationhood.

1 posted on 05/25/2011 8:29:39 PM PDT by jfd1776
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Thanks for posting.


3 posted on 05/25/2011 8:37:45 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. For all the latest, check out: http://directorblue.blogspot.com/)
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Amen.
but there has never been a Palestinian people. Arafat himself was Egyptian! The idea that historic Judea province shouldn’t belong to Israel, is a travesty...

...if they want to open the can of worms about going back in time, by ALL rights, we should go back to the Balfour Declaration. before the West caved to Arab pressure (as they have done repeated in the decades since), there was a binding international agreement, to give ALL that land to Israel.

here, at about 2 minutes in:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gUygq_RtgQ


4 posted on 05/25/2011 8:40:01 PM PDT by Elendur (the hope and change i need: Sarah / Colonel West in 2012)
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To: jfd1776

The county I live in is larger than Israel.


5 posted on 05/25/2011 8:40:43 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: jfd1776

Someone said to ask Obama if America can go back to the 1959 borders before Hawaii was a state.


6 posted on 05/25/2011 8:57:33 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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•The two-state solution is already in effect, and has been since 1948: Israel for the Jews, and Jordan for the palestinian arabs. The West need support no additional nation to fulfill our moral duty.

an excellent point made by the author

7 posted on 05/25/2011 9:41:36 PM PDT by blueplum
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exactly. Jordan is the “Palestinian” state.
but that was done in 1922, after reneging on the Balfour declaration.
...in 1948, the west again caved, and gave part of Israel to them also. which is why OBAMA wants to return to those lines...

(again, the video shows it all quickly and clearly, if you skip to about 2 mins in.)


8 posted on 05/25/2011 10:09:25 PM PDT by Elendur (the hope and change i need: Sarah / Colonel West in 2012)
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To: blueplum
From a mostly pro-muslim site :

Intended Division of the Mandate

9 posted on 05/25/2011 10:23:38 PM PDT by Publius6961 (you don't need a president-for-life if you've got a bureaucracy-for-life.)
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To: Bockscar; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Bockscar.
On Wednesday, May 19, 2011 A.D., [Zero]... called for a massive shrinkage in the geographical size of her tiny friend. He will spend the rest of his life trying to explain away this attempted sellout.
Quibble -- Zero will spend the rest of his life (may it not be a long one) claiming that he *has* explained it, that it *wasn't* a sellout, and that anyone who disagrees just doesn't understand what he's talking about.


10 posted on 05/26/2011 5:56:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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