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Mspencer

Jeff, I will never understand how the only real democracy in the Middle East can have rockets continuously fired into its interior (aimed at civilian populations), and have suicide bombers kill as many civilians as possible (until stricter border controls were implememted), and as you noted, allow aid to go through into these territories (including inadvertant rockets), and yet be so universally condemned. I have racked my brain for answers over the past 20 years, and cannot arrive at any answer other than that a nearly universally taught anti-semitism is at the center of the explanation.

In most other regions in the Middle East, Jews (and for that matter, Christians) are not even allowed to practice their own religion, either by law or overt aggression by the rest of the community. Only in Israel can an Arab truly vote for his government officials. I see Israel as a democratic oasis in a desert of tyranny, and yet much of the world sees it very differently...

jay kerr

Sorry, but Isreal needs to do a check on who the aggressors are. The numbers tell it all.
As reported by the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem, since September 29, 2000 a total of 7,454 Palestinian and Israeli individuals were killed due to the conflict. According to the report, 1,317 of the 6,371 Palestinians were minors, and at least 2,996 did not participate in fighting at time of death. Palestinians killed 1,083 Israelis, including 741 civilians. 124 of those killed were minors

Dr. Richard L. Benkin

It's a good thing I'm a numbers guy because I have looked at those numbers. First, the numbers used by Arabs include terrorists, victims of "work accidents," and a lot of fudging. That's how you get a phantom massacre in Jenin, and they probably count Mohammed al-Dura among those minor dead--when that myth has been debunked by journalists across Europe not known for being friends of Israel.

Take a look at Radlauer's stats for some perspective. They demonstrate that Arabs TARGET female Israelis of childbearing age, and the gender/age of Israel's targets vary as their constituents are more active in their terror operations.

Funny, we have been seeing the same deliberate age and gender targets by Islamists in South Asia against Hindus and others. And I'll bet there's someone reading who thinks it's all a coincidence.

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