Express your views

August 4, 2006

Solution

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Comments are invited about the proposed solution to the Arab-Isreali crisis.

Is a “Two State” solution the best way forward?

Does this address the “root cause” of the problem?

Any suggestions or proposal on what will work?

Please contribute!!!!

Thanks

August 1, 2006

More views needed…….

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1.What do people think about how LEBANON this “fragile democracy” has handle themselves in this crisis?

2. Should they be praised for their resistance not to be sucked in to this military situation?

3. Would Israel have adopted the same option if Lebanon had equal military capabilities?

4. Did Israel declared “WAR” on Lebanon? If so why is Lebanon not fighting?

5. What evidence have we been shown so far to indicate that Syria and Iran are behind this latest disaster? (Remember how Iraq was suppose to be a threat to world peace cuz they possess WMD and had links to Al-Qaeda) To this day cannot be proven!!!

Comments please

July 31, 2006

What we have heard and saw on our TV screen

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 1. Hizbollah has kidnapped two israelis soldier and fired rockets into Northern Israel.

2. Isreali govt responded by begining the bombardment of Lebanon.

3. The US and Britain lending their support to Israel.

4. The Sunni Arab countries, condemning hizbollah’s actions and agree that Israel has a right to defend itself.

5. An interview by Benjamin Nettanyahu on SKY TV likening the israelis response to british response when attacked by the german in the second world war.

6. We have seen Israeli ambassador to the UN (Gillerman) justifying Israel’s actions on BBC TV program “Hard Talk” when he accused Britain of going to war with the Argentinian over the Falkland Island “over a couple of sheep”.

7.We have seen Condaleza Rice circumnavigating the middle east between Lebanon, Israel and Palestine, culminating in a futile effort in ROME.

8. We have heard of the US exercising their VETO power  yet again in the UN.

9.We have heard and partly seen Hizbollah rockets raining down on Northern Israelis cities.

10. We have seen the military might of Israel going after Hizbollah and wrecking Lebanon.

11. We have seen international community standing by and offering humanitarian help.

11.We have seen US pledging humanitarian help to Lebanon, while at the same time sending weapons to Israel.

12.We have heard of civilian living in Bunkers in Israel and civilian in Lebanon being massacred.

13.We have seen the infrastructure of lebanon been destroyed while at the same time israelis plane dropping leaflet warning citizens to flee.

14.We have seen UN observer position being bombed and UN personnel killed.

It goes on and on…..

Today we read that Israel has agreed to HOLD FIRE for twenty four hours.

 We have had American observer claiming that under the Law of War, Israel is not acting illegally.

Just in case we have missed anything….. When was war declared? By who? on who?

Please comment:

Views thus far….20 days into the conflict

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The current state of affairs in the middle east has an effect on everyone concerned. I would like to hear your views about the situation unfolding and any suggestions on how to attain peace in the region. Whatever your background, creed, colour or beliefs……. please lets have your views. 8 Comments » Hello, I live in Egypt, a pounding heart in the middle of the Middle East. Though there aren’t direct conflicts between the country and Israel or else, the current conflicts in the region definitely cause issues. Couple that with the heavy corruption taking place inside, you get a poorly-managed country, that is not the great civilization it used to be anymore. The majority of the Egyptians are illetrate, and officially poor. And those who are educated do not get their chances as it’s supposed to be. Only those who are powerful enough get all things. This ‘powerfulness’ here is defined as: “illegal and unjust ways to get what you don’t deserve, and to steal others’ efforts”. “I’ve got this job through my uncle” and the like are very common statements in Egypt. If you’re a hardworker, and intelligent, it’s very unlikely to get what you deserve. Doctors are paid 10 times less than army soldiers and officers, because the latter protect those who-we-don’t-speak-of, while it won’t much matter if people die from insufficient medical care. Comment by drhaisook — July 23, 2006 @ 10:41 am

I live in Belgium…so far away from those crisis and yet so close to it. I believe that all the people around Israel should leave Israel alone.It has been so much blood spilled and at some point those people don’t know anymore for what they are fighting for. If one starts a fight for the most stupid reason,there comes the crowd to fight too… Because of them all the innocent people are sentenced to suffer great pain and losses…and those innocent people wish nothing but a decent life and peace around them. For once,all people should raise their voices and say :Enough! Because it is enough.

Comment by c.trinity — July 23, 2006 @ 11:23am

Hello Sir, I actually wrote alot about my point of view at my blog I said this war is not about soldiers, and It’s a long-term war, which will bring disasters to everybody, and nobody will be safe. I wish that we can unite to stop this war. Besides, nobody will “win” the war, neither Hezbollah will be eliminated, nor Israel will follow Hezbollah’s conditions. Thanks, Abed. Hamdan Palestinian

Comment by Abed. Hamdan — July 23, 2006 @ 7:14 pm

Hi, Firstly; well done for trying to encourage discussion. That’s exactly what is needed. I was born in Israel, though I now live in London. I have a lot of family over there, including my grandmother and my father. I visit regularly (hopefully I will be travelling there this August). I can’t now go through EVERYthing I think about the crisis – doing that has taken up more than a few pages at my blog! However, in general I think that, as with many things in that area of the Middle East, it largely boils down to the unresolved conflict with the Palestinians, and that this in turn is largely due to Israel being unwilling to negotiate a peace. More specifically about this crisis, both Hamas and Hizbullah were wrong to kidnap soldiers (which is a war crime), and Hizbullah’s actions in firing rockets at Israeli civilians are disgraceful. Their demand for the release of prisoners is, however, completely legitimate. Israel has responded completely disproportionately, and is engaging in a war of aggression not one of defence. It is openly waging war on the civilian population of Lebanon, and has committed numerous war crimes. Israel obviously has wider aims in this conflict, wider than weakening Hizbullah, that’s for sure. The international community has shown again how weak and compromised it is. The US and UK have backed Israeli war crimes and are complicit in them, and the rest of the community have been blocked from acting by the all-powerful US veto. A ceasefire is the only way out, and the only way to stop it from happening again is for Israel to engage in serious negotiations with the Palestinians for a just settlement.

Comment by Jamie Stern-Weiner — July 23, 2006 @ 10:26 pm

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Pingback by Carol’s blog — July 24, 2006 @ 12:14 pm

What is going on in the middle east is uncalled for. I will agree that Israel like any other country has the right to defend themselves. But when the death toll adds up to a handful of terrorists and 10 times that amount is civilians, and in Lebannon alone one-third of the deaths are children. To me that is deliberate and needs to stop. I feel the same about the other side too. They need to stop the killing and find a civilized way to settle their differences. I am an American and right now my heart is with Palestine and Lebanon. I cannot defend Israel.

Comment by Chet — July 26, 2006 @ 5:29 am

As the human carnage continues, how about the August 1-6 Int’l Read For Peace Week (http://www.readingspree.com) which offers hope by encouraging individuals around the world to read a nonviolent book for at least one hour with family, friends, colleagues, neighbors in demonstration of the their hope, commitment to peace around the world, especially in the Middle East? It also encourages co-authoring of books by Indians and Pakistanis, Israelis and Lebanese, and translation and donation of nonviolent books to people in that part of the world.

Comment by Paschal Eze — July 29, 2006 @ 2:05 pm

July 22, 2006

Seeking views

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The current state of affairs in the middle east has an effect on everyone concerned.

I would like to hear your views about the situation unfolding and any suggestions on how to attain peace in the region.

Whatever your background, creed, colour or beliefs……. please lets have your views.

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