Gillipig wrote:saxitoxin wrote:Ray Rider wrote:saxitoxin wrote:Ray Rider wrote:Actually it's idiotic to refuse to debate with anyone from an entire nation.
Inviting a member of the Zetas cartel to a debate on drug policy legitimizes the cartel.
Some people would say the same about the Palestinians, so if we followed that philosophy, neither side would talk with the other. But is avoiding discourse helpful in any way to resolving the situation?
That's a reasonable question.
However, the only satisfactory resolution is the end of Israel. Israel doesn't seem to be interested in participating in a discussion on how to end its existence. And, entertaining a discussion that's not focused on the only satisfactory resolution becomes a tactic that aids Israel by buying it time. So Israel should be ignored like MP Galloway did since any discussion - regardless of one's position - ends up aiding Israel.
So you'd want to give Israel back to the palestinians? Or do you have some other suggestion? A tiny itty bitty part of me thinks that the palestinians wouldn't treat the Jews in Israel very well if they all of a sudden got control of the country.
It may be the Palestinians, once in control, seize the homes of the Israeli Jews and move them into tents, conduct random searches of Israeli Jews while traveling about, prohibit Israeli Jews from holding certain jobs, wall-in Israeli Jewish zones, put a Muslim or Christian religious authority in charge of food regulation and replace the Star of David on the flag with the Hawk of Quraish. In other words, the Palestinians will treat the Israeli Jews exactly like the Palestinians themselves have been treated and we've been told is acceptable. So, the way the Israeli Jews will be treated will be acceptable by their own standards.
- * with exception to the above, I think the status and property of the Old Yishuv Jewish community should be guaranteed