I stayed away from most of these subjects.. Which is a good thing, belive me, I once wrote something long and harsh about the conflict, but decided not to post it in the end, cause it would do nothing. The fact is that people just dont understand the situation because they simply never lived the life in the middle east. People just get the impressions that its a just a hot spot in the world for war. If youve ever been to the region, its so beautiful... The people, the culture.. everything about it is special. And its not all about war, but its part of life there, Israelis are used to a threat from every country around it. Thats why secuirty is so strict in Israel. Now about the palastians, ive been around the "shtachem" as we call them or as you know them as "The west bank", Ive drove by them many times, We wouldent dare to turn into it because you know forsure its a danger spot. (This is even years ago before anything happend). I had family do service there and ive heard some crazy stories about the area. There was a show here in Canada, about these Israeli boys and Arab boys getting together and playing (before the conflict), they played soccer and games and they got along fine. One of the kids was saying how much he hated the Israelis and he never wants to meet a Jewish person and he will strike and kill him self if he had to (this kid was like 10 years old), Than the guy who was interviewing him said he was Jewish.. The kid didnt belive him, than fell into tears. You know, ive been to arab towns in Israel, they are on hills and the houses are just scattered across hills and its messy and theres garabage everywhere and they still complain about Israel, I mean they live there, they build these HUGE villas.. they are like mini buildings I swear! But you know, most are nice! I dont care how big there houses are or what fancy car they drive, I have to say the funniest thing I saw was a picture of a car from the west bank at a Israeli check point (with arab plates on it) and ok guess what kinda car it was? A AUDI TT, But if they are so poor, why can someone afford such a car during such conflict? But look at the situation now, I was in Israel this past summer, I was near 3 attacks, 1 bombing and 2 shootings, but I its a daily thing in the country (well it was bad at the time) and ive never seen the country in such a situation except for back in the gulf war but I was wayyy younger. I wonder if people like SAS and others who are agianst Israel, ever visited the country before. Cause I have been to Arab town to eat Humus and some Shuwama (to the Israelis in the house u know what this is), They make some great food, but why the fighting? When I used to live in Israel, my town was Israeli but we had a "friendly" arab neighbouring town, and they are a friendly town belive me. But when the conflict started, they were throwing stones at the cars going into my town NEIGHBOURS FOR YEARS!!!!!!!!, Well my town told them, u continue and lose all the connections with us.. they quickly stopped casue the town is nothing with out my towns support. Ive met many arabs some agreed with my views some totally didnt. 1 Arab infact said 1 Jewish person died in the WTC attacks, My moms friends sister died in the WTC and so did many other Jewish people and Arabs also, But first word of the attacks the head of the muslem community in NYC said it was the Jews. WHY? why would he say this for no reason at all? For another thing, about these suicide bombers if everyone says if the secuirty is so tight in Israel, why do suicide bombings occur. Theres a simple answer to this, In the beginning of the conflict, The bombers would be smuggled into Arab towns in Israel (Israeli-Arab Towns), The Arabs there would keep them until there mission was due. Now remeber these are arabs that live in Israel ok ??? Why do they do this?
My family knows a lot of arabs, one guy said that at a family gathering in his arab town, he was talking politics with his fellow family members and how he dissagreed with them, the following day he was arrested and beat, just becuase he had a different view on the conflict. And the most intresting thing about this, is that its a family member that told the police about this.
Intresting aint it?
Now remeber, im not trying to get my views across to all of you, im just giving you some details about the middle east life. And the people.
If you find this affensive than you do, what can I say, there will probley be someone who has nothing better to do than complain about this so go ahead lets see your replies..