Mediocrates: "By far the most dangerous place on Earth for a Jew right now is Israel, so I would say the "Plan" is an abject failure"
"Based on what? Don't you mean the most dangerous place a Jew is permitted to live? even that's not accurate. I'm fairly sure you could go to any large modern city, wear a kippah and get clubbed for your trouble if you wanted."
Based on the fact that more Jews are killed in Israel by terrorists than anywhere else on the planet. Based on the fact that all Israel's neighbours have abiding hatred for them. Based on the fact that without the US as a cashcow for foreign and military aid, Israel would have ceased to exist years ago.
And as to getting clubbed for wearing a kippah in ANY large modern city, that's inaccurate and more than a little paranoid.
JustPat: "It might make it a better representation of global popular opinion, but it is no guarantee that it is the best representation of morality"
I completely agree, but it's the best we have so far.
"When the "refugees" turn facilities into bomb making plants, make their homes boobytraps for those seeking to enforce the law, and harbor known terrorists, they invite their own destruction. Those who encourage such behavior - Arafat, Saddam, and the like - are animals, rabid beasts who need to be put down"
You cast a wide net. All Palestinians are like this? All of them are potential terrorists?
It makes me very very sad to think that the USA wants to import THEIR brand of democracy and freedom to the Arab world. The nature of this â€œfreedomâ€ is on display in Gaza and the West Bank, where Washingtonâ€™s closest ally subjects more than three-and-a-half million people to a nightmare of death, repression, degradation and poverty.
I suggest they make Palestine "free" before they impose democracy militarily on a hostile populace(which has never ever worked). This will also take care of 95% of Muslim anger directed at them. Seems like simple math.