Originally posted by Gilgamesh
Violation of human rights are wrong, each nation carries it own responsibility for such crimes not to happen on the first place, never to happen in the future as well. Hiding within a group of violators does not deminish the national responsibility of each nation.
If "every body" committ a crime (gang rape, drugs, ect..) and you decide to join the party, do not deminish your blame or criminal responsibility.
Where the heck you taken that figure from? What is your defenition of a "demolished house" was a house it's garden fence was party demolished, was taken into the list, or not? Who are you, anyway, to judge which house demolition was neccary part of warfare or not? Who are you to judge
the decision of brave fighting Jews, when common Israeli citizens are carful to judge? None can enter the shoes of a fighting commander in the midst of battle, critizes him from the armchair across an ocean, while he and his men are on the ground?!
Each of us Israelis spent 3 years in the Army, and then some time each year in reserve duty. We don't need the media to teach us what REALLY happaning. We knows both what the media says and what the pro-Arab media hides. How about you? Do YOU know how to hold a rifle at the very least? And upon your ignorance you critize us and give instructions... What do you think it is? A football match? A thried grade holywood war movie?
[/b] Israeli goverment does not have a "tough stance". we are soft beyonned beliefe. Most Israelis are angry with our goverment softness. The actions you see are far less then the minimal actions requiered to combat terrorism. Hard to believe, but this is the truth. It took us 3 years to finish off Yassin and Rantissi. Not because we couldn't, but because we are too soft to act and most undecisive and self critical about taking a life. This is soft.
[/b] We have buried enemy bodies, which the enemy don't want back. Israeli soldiers body parts, still decorates many Arabs living rooms to this date. This is the difference between Jews and Arabs.
Arabs hold the remains of a Israeli POW downed pilots who was turtured and murderud in captivity, while the red cross failed to take care for him in accordance with the organization charter and Geneva conventions. Also, the Arabs in Lebanon hold the bodies of 3 more soldiers killed by thier captors in Lebanon war. Both are war crimes the internation community ignores. (what can we expect, when a genocide is taking place in Sudan and the UN compaletly over looking that).
Both sides maybe to blame, but on far different grounds. Israel should be blamed for not acting swift and mighty enough to end terrorism or any other problem eminates from Arab side.
We Jews and our Arab enemies are two different cultures, working on different motives and holding far different moral values. We can't be judged as equalls. A crimminal is not equall to his victim in any way. Both humans, of course, but the crimminal is evil and demands the treatment used for evil people. So are the Arabs who largely involove and support terrorism, both in Israel and outside. [/B]