I’ll have one post on this.
First, contrast the kidnapping/murder of the 3 Yeshiva students (one of which is American) and the murder of the arab boy.
The arab officials celebrating the kidnapping, the muslim religious leaders celebrated the murders, the arab media celebrated teh kidnappings, the arab population celebrated the kidnappings, and they generally thought the murder of the 3 boys was great. They sheltered the killers. In short, it was not a "fringe’ part of the arabs. It was mainstream.
The murder of the arab boy, in contrast, was condemned for what it was — murder — by the Israeli government, religious leaders, media, and people. The Israeli police arrested the alleged murderers and they are sure to face justice.
The arabs don’t care, however.
In fact, one of the mothers of 3 Yeshiva boys tried to come by with flowers for the mother of the arab boy; she was turned away by rock throwers. The arab boy’s mother was on the BBC yesterday saying she “didn’t want flowers; she wanted dead Jews.”
So, yes, there is no moral equivalency here.
Regarding the lie that Israel does not want peace or a PA state. Well, a PA state has been offered hundreds of times. In fact, it started out that way — a PA state and a Jewish state.
The arabs flatly refused to permit a Jewish state to exist and continue to refuse today.
That is the sole serious issue; the rest could be handled by a couple of surveyors, some emails, a couple of real estate appraisals, and a little cash going both ways to private landowners. Texas and Oklahoma have more complicated land owning issues along the Red River.
Your refusal to capitalize Arabs or Muslims tells me all I need to know about your stance.[/quote]
Would you show respect to a group of people who murdered your family? Moron.
No, that’s why I never capitalize “asian,” because my uncle was killed in vietnam (also not capitalized).
More importantly, if one is describing the murder of a kid, and, in an attempt at belittlement, one intentionally refuses to capitalize a proper-noun descriptor of the victim’s ethnicity while at the same time capitalizing other proper nouns correctly, one is a legitimate target of criticism.
[I say this while agreeing with the pro-Israel position in this thread.]
Edited to temper undue harshness[/quote]
You believe there is a moral equivalency between blowing up civilians on a bus and killing an enemy soldier on a battlefield? Really?
Killing is killing. Who are you to decide the morality behind it? You aren’t God. That’s His call, not yours.