When they say "end the occupation", it means "liquidate Israel".
Now YOU are making me laugh.
Interestingly, there is an open-minded Israeli organization calling themselves just that......do they want to liquidate their own country I wonder.
Does international law and successive UN resolutions repeatedly declaring Israel's occupation utterly illegitimate also want to destroy Israel.Do the peace groups in the US & around the world headed by humane Jews and others also deep down inside the liquidation of Israel ? I wonder.
``I just hope people can see the difference between someone blowing themselves up in the middle of a bunch of civilians and dropping bombs on strategic targets.''
Trouble is those ``stategic target'' often include place where innocent people are living.Perhaps you dont know how many innocent Palestiniand have been killed by these attacks on ``strategic targets''. I also hope people can understand the difference between the violence of an occupying army with a record of all types of barbaric human rights abuses ( you name it, they've done it ) financed by US taxpayers and the violence of a people living under the daily reality of a military occupation that always has been illegal and would like nothing better than a chance to livea normal life in their own country.
``The first war after the War of Independence (that was unarguably started by invading Arab countries the day after Israel's founding, coincidental timing hunh) was the 1956 Suez Canal War. ''
You just don't get it do you......
The war had actually started before the Isralis declared their independence.The Israelis has already started ethnically cleansing Palestine BEFORE the independence declaration in the form of the infamous Plan Dalet. ( March 10 onwards ).By the time the Israelis declared their ``independence '' they had already driven out hundreds of thousands of Palestinian from their homes and lands.If somebody were to do ethnic cleansing and a land grab on this scale anywhere in the world, it would be considered an act of war....that had actually been put into place BEFORE the ``invasion'' of the Arab forces.So why would the Arabs have attacked if they were so poorly armed unless the Israelis had ethnically cleansed their land in the first place.
``Let me help you. Since 1949, the Israeli-Gaza/Egyptian border had been a series of extraordinary headaches for Israel. Smal scale Palestinian commando raids from Egyptian territory terrorized Israeli families living near the border. They murdered farmers, children, family, animals. Stole supplies, materials, animals, and basically made life very difficult for the Israelis. ''
Really ? I read somewhere in a book by Benny Morris that most of the ``infiltrations ' were Palestinians who had been ethnically cleansed from their homes and lands and who were in a few cases only a few hundred metres away from what was once THEIR homes and THEIR lands illegally confiscated by Israel to provide place for Europens immigrants.Think of it...living in a squalid refugee camp only a short distance away from where you lived while people from another part of the world were enjoying what once was yours, all simply because of who you are and who you are not......I think a lot of black South Africans would be able to identify with this, although you, sitting nice and comfy in the US with all those civli rights etc would not.
Besides, the infiltrations were a convenient excuse for the Zionist leadership under Ben Gurion to attack neighbouring Arab states as a pretext for later expansionist efforts.
``Let me remind you in September 1955 Egypt arranged to buy 200 million worth of advanced Soviet weaponry through Czechoslovakia which was really a Soviet-Egyptian arms deal. This scared the hell out of UK, US, and Israel as communism was still a worldwide enemy back there of all countries and a unilateral arming like that was very threatning.''
Buying arms from the wrong side is an act of war, you seem to be insinuating....well if that is the case, I am surprised that the 3'rd World War did not break out sooner.It was not unilateral at all - do you think the Israelis have not been arming themselves all this time.Surely buying 200M worth of arms from the US is not used as a pretext for attacking Israel by Arabs states...or else there would have been even more wars than there have been.
``Than Egypt responded with a dramatic, "crude" and crass act of defiance. He invaded the Canal Zone and and proclaimed its revenues would now be Egyptian, not British or French. ''
How he could have invaded the Canal Zone if it was in his own territory is beyond me.
``As for the War of Independence, I have discussed this another thread, find it''
Like I have nothing better in the world to do.
``Israel was unilterally invaded on the first night of its independence by countries intent on wiping it off the map. They of course, did no such thing. ''
It was NOT a unilateral action - the Israelis had already begun forcing the Arabs out of their country through massacres, deportations, psychological warfare etc.Even if they were intent on wiping Israel out, they could not have, Israel was much stronger and the majority of the fighting occurred in the territories which were to have become the Palestinian's state - thanks to Israel's aggression and ruthlessness it did not.