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Stars Boycott Toronto Film Festival Due To Israeli-Palestinian Conflict!

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None are strangers to political controversy!

Jane Fonda, Eve Ensler and Danny Glover will boycott the Toronto International Film Festival due to a program honoring Tel Aviv's 100th anniversary, called City to City.

The program aims to spotlight 10 Israeli films, yet activists have signed their name to a letter aimed at festival officials claiming that Tel Aviv was built on violence, ignoring the "suffering of thousands of former residents and descendants" as countless Palestinian villages were sacrificed.

But, not everyone agrees with this stance!

Oscar-winning documentarian, Rabbi Marvin Hier believes this act is "an attack on the heart and soul of Israel."

He says:

"People who support letters like this are people who do not support a two-state solution. By calling into question the legitimacy of Tel Aviv, they are supporting a one-state solution, which means the destruction of the State of Israel. I applaud the organizers of the festival for celebrating on the 100th anniversary of Tel Aviv. If every city in the Middle East would be as culturally diverse, as open to freedom of expression as Tel Aviv is, then peace would long have come to the Middle East."

We smell backlash!

Hanoi Jane, revisited?!

204 comments to “Stars Boycott Toronto Film Festival Due To Israeli-Palestinian Conflict!”

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  1. 1

    GO JANE FONDA!



  2. 2

    oh shit… im sick of this!!! everybody should act like the beatles song just let it be!!!



  3. 3

    Eve Ensler is a Jewish woman and she still supports the Palestinian cause! FIGHT THE OPRESSOR NO MATTER WHERE YOUR ROOTS GROW!



  4. 4

    I love that pic of Jane ;)



  5. 5

    Re: tiatookover – thats horrible.



  6. 6

    killing palestinians isn't cool and it's not cool to kill jewish people either

    so I don't take sides with situations like this…but I can see how and why many people do take sides..



  7. 7

    FREE PALESTINE! FUCK ISRAEL!!



  8. 8

    It's a difficult side to take. Both sides are incredibly violent and feel entitled to the land.



  9. 9

    VIETNAM VETS LOVE THE TRAITOROUS HANOI JANE!



  10. 10

    Israel has always wanted and pursued the peace, it's pretty ironic to try to stop "hate" by bringing more hate.

  11. javi says – reply to this


    11

    Ja!!! luv u jane, thanks for standing up for the truth, no more lies. Israeli occupation in the west bank and gaza continues unlawful settlements and repression and genocide to the palastinians. what kind of celebration is this????



  12. 12

    Good for you Danny, Eve and Jane.. and it is true Israel was built on violence which is still continuing.. they can't get a long w/anyone nor can they ever be wrong. For anyone who supports this you are supporting Judeo-Nazism..
    Maddona you are a horses ASS for turning a blind eye… thank god you sucked and fucked your way to the top or you'd still be a low life w/no money.



  13. 13

    YEAH JANE FONDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  14. 14

    Fonda is like that turd that keeps floating back up after it's flushed!



  15. 15

    hey michellefara and MYMA JANE, you guys need to seriously get yourselves educated on the issue before you make stupid, sweeping generalizations like you've just done. Isreal IS and always WILL BE a rogue state that is OCCUPYING a land that is NOT THEIRS. so yes, BRAVO to jane fonda and the others for what they're doing…! And Perez, try not to delve into politics too much..you start sounding like an ASS about topics you clearly have no idea about. All you know how to do is interview RABBIS



  16. 16

    Oh give it a rest, women are killed in Gaza and the West Bank for "Shaming their families" gays flee Palestine to escape to Israel, Clinton got Israel to agree to all the PLO's demands and they suddenly backed out of the peace agreement, even though they said if they got ll of that they would sign. They don't want peace, and as long as they keep killing women, gays, and anybody like that they are not an entity deserving sympathy. Why won't Saudi Arabia allow Palestinians to become citizens? Why does Eqypt police the boarder with Palestine with armed Military? Because they don't want them over there. Jane Fonda should at this point know that there are two sides to every story…..or has she forgotten her little time sitting on a north Viet Namese anti air Craft gun and laughing?



  17. 17

    FREE PALESTINE



  18. 18

    This is 100% ignorant, unless you are in the situation you can not understand the severity of the problem. For all the anti Israel comments being left, remember karma is a bitch and what goes around comes around



  19. 19

    Sad Jane real sad…didn't know you hated jews…



  20. 20

    don't mean to be political, but it just is crazy to me that they are all up in arms about israel, yet not even fifty years ago, we treated african americans quite poorly. who are we to judge another nation after all the atrocities committed at our own hands?

    lets review: native americans. african americans. japanese (internment camps). and thats only in our short 300 or so year history.

    i'm not saying that what israel is doing is right, just that I think that this is a stupid thing to do, like blaming the film makers for atrocities committed by a few.



  21. 21

    ISRAEL IS A BULLY!
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    THE NON-GOD FUCKED ISRAELIS ARE GOOD PEOPLE BUT THE GOVERNMENT OF ISRAEL IS A BULLY IT NEEDS TO STOP THE SETTLLEMENTS AND GO BACK TO THE 1947 UN PARTITION PLAN AND LEAVE THE PALESTINE PEOPLE ALONE.
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    ISRAEL AND PALESTINE NEED TO BOTH END THERE TERROIST ACTIONS!



  22. 22

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    THE GENOCIDE THAT THE ISRAELIS ARE INFLICTING ON PALESTINIANS HAS BEEN LARGELY IGNORED IN THE MEDIA…HOPEFULLY THIS WILL RAISE AWARENESS!!!
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  23. 23

    Re: Spindoc – that is fascistic polemic.



  24. 24

    Hating Israel is just a clever politcally way to hate jews..it's just that simple..muslims have no problem killing gays..why jne do you support killing gays?….



  25. 25

    my comment before didn't go through because my use of the c-word I believe… but jane fonda you ARE a C….U….N…..#$%#$FDF T!!!!



  26. 26

    You may want to go back open a book and read it. Muslim women in the Middle East have more rights in Israel than they do in any other arab country!! If Israel was such a bully this would not be the case. Having spent time in Israel I can tell you that media coverage obviously does not portray events as they always are, extreme cases are covered and twisted. If Israel was such a bully then why have Madonna, Gaga, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Justin Timberlake and I could go on, all vacationed there?!
    Coincidently I rarely hear of celebrities or any vacationing in Lebanon or Iran, or any other countries surrounding Israel, accept holiday resorts in Jordan and Egypt who are allies with Israel.



  27. 27

    I applaud Director Robert Lantos' comments on this issue (pasted from The Globe and Mail):

    “The Toronto Film Festival deserves applause for its refusal to cater to the agenda of biased individuals with an axe to grind,” Mr. Lantos said in a statement.

    Mr. Lantos, currently overseeing production of Barney’s Version, the Mordecai Richler novel, said Mr. Greyson’s “hypocrisy is mind-boggling. Israel is the only state in the Middle East where films are made freely and without censorship of any sort [and] the only country in the region where a gay positive film like Mr. Greyson’s could be produced and freely shown”



  28. 28

    Finally people who are unafraid to take a stand and speak up for a people without a voice that is heard. israeli zionist propaganda is always being pushed.



  29. 29

    Of course the RABBI disagrees…



  30. 30

    Jane Fonda is a traitor to her country and a shitty actress to boot! Terrible. I weep for my country!



  31. 31

    Re: maya8701

    'Vacationing'… Ha ha, that's hilarious. Do you think those celebs are lying on beaches in Israel or something ?? The reason those celebrities you mention have visited is because they've jumped on the Hollywood Kaballah bandwagon. Period. You wouldn't be seeing there for anything other than to do a performance, if it weren't for the Kaballah connection.



  32. 32

    Re: maya8701 – Uhhh, Madonna is vacationing in Jordan right now! ;) Umm, and United Arab Emeriates and Dubai make your Israel look like a toilette



  33. 33

    Israeli Zionist Propoganda? Here is an example of propoganda..the pictures Nazis produced of Jewish people having horns and big noses, or trying to convince people jews drink the blood of children.
    Last time I checked Alicia Silverstone, Natalie Portman etc all looked pretty human to me. Natalie Portman is a great example of an israeli girl who was free to make her own decisions and lead a life with freedom of speech and the right to be whatever she wants, would this happen in Palestine? Bar Rafeli is another great example!!
    Genocide is a term that should only be used in cases like Darfur and the Holocaust, not in Gaza where they are not hunted down purely for their belief, religion and so forth



  34. 34

    Pusspuss great name by the way!! When did you hear of Justin Timberlake, Ashton and Demo, Will Smith and I could go on performing in Israel, because they did not, infact they were relaxing and vacationing!! Further more Justin and Will Smith are on no Kaballah band wagon



  35. 35

    I was unaware that the united arab emirates or dubai surrounded israel toronto girl..perhaps a geography lesson would help



  36. 36

    Perez don't report on things you don't know abut stick ti heidi montag



  37. 37

    Why do these self important douche bag think anyone cares or that this will help anything or anyone?



  38. 38

    I don't think this is about being anti israel or anti palestine - this isn't about religion or anything - at this point and after 60 years of bloodshed dominant within the Palestinian community and suffered mostly by women and children..this issue has become overwhelmingly one of humanity. A celebration of Tel Aviv with such arrogance and ignorance is just plainly disgusting. I commend these people for taking such a stance in a situation this is incredibly politically sensitive. May we one day all find peace.



  39. 39

    Re: peace-on-earth – Steven Spielberg is working closely with King Abdullah of Jordan to promote Arab film making without censorship…and for all of you wielding vengeful axes of hate…Spielberg - Jew, King Abdullah is Muslim… if we gave it a chance, peace would exist…



  40. 40

    Ava Bee this is a celebration of 100 years of Tel Aviv not 60 years of Israel, 100 years ago there was nothing but sand in Tel Aviv..fact. This is not a celebration of Judaism or of Israel, purely the city which stands today as one of the greatest city in the world.



  41. 41

    Re: alanbrickman – being against Israeli politics doesn't mean a hatred for Jews, I know a TON of Jewish people who condemn their government, Zionism is extremism and should never be condoned.



  42. 42

    Re: maya8701 – come down and chill….you start gettin a bit hysterical.



  43. 43

    Re: maya8701 – what about the 500+ women and children that were killed in Gaza? or have human lives become worthless to get to the bad guys? in america, we would never support something like that happening on our own soil. i guess it doesn't matter that we're sending israel billions of dollars when we are in a recession



  44. 44

    F Jane Fonda…and Glover too. Wasn't Glover the one embracing that Venezuelan idiot president? Fonda was married to T. Turner, another anti-Semite. Don't know about Ensler. But the other 2 are woefully uninformed and stupid.



  45. 45

    Re: Toronto_girl – A blight on Toronto. Screw Eve Ensler.



  46. 46

    Re: SkarsGardRe: Toronto_girl – Love Skarsgard but only if it's Alexander or Stellan. Team Israel!



  47. 47

    Peaceintheworld, an ironic name!! The only way I can say this in a way you will understand is imagine everyday for 8 years Manchester, England were throwing rockets on to London, and only after this time drastic measures had to be taken. Google Gilad Shalit..an Israeli soldier that was kidnapped over 3 years ago, for being Israeli, not a terrorist or any threat to Gaza..every day he is tortured and used as a bribe by the palestinians to try and get Israel to release terrorists..Israel complies because unlike palestinians we value human life..no such thing as human shields in the IDF



  48. 48

    Re: sunnydai – [re=4269269]Cannot believe this rant. Israel was given by the Brits. They grew a fabulous country in the middle of the desert. Something the Arabs haven't done in centuries! Palestinians could've had a homeland in Jordan but turned it down. And Lebanon turned down the Palestinians! Read your history books. Jesus, never realizes how uneducated Hilton bloggers were:(((



  49. 49

    Re: ava_bee – some people say the King is like his father.. a traitor… palestinians seems to think so especially… so honestly, that film will be a piece of propaganda crap to a lot of arabs



  50. 50

    It's about time! Israel has been abusing Palestinians for decades. Why is it that hollywood has taken up every cause except this one?



  51. 51

    Re: Oldhag!!…. – You wouldn't say that if it was your homeland that was being subjugated.



  52. 52

    A bitch, a jig, a skank. That is what is trying to represent the USA. Why don't these FUCHs find an island somewhere and just jack each other off. Its a sad state that in the USA small groups have the power. BY THE WAY HOW DO THE LIBERALS FEEL ABOUT THEIR SPENDING, NON-CHRISTIAN, ANTI-OLD FOLKS (THE ONES WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR OBANNA) PRESIDENT. TEDDY DOWN, ONE TO GO.



  53. 53

    Hanoi Jane's daddy (Henry Fonda) must have been a real scum bag to have a traitor daughter, then kiss her ass.



  54. 54

    Re: michellefara – Israel wants to persue peace??? They invaded Palestine in 1967 and have subjected them to martial law ever since. Doesn't sound very peaceful to me.



  55. 55

    Re: ava_bee – post 39 WELL SAID!!!



  56. 56

    Re: alanbrickman – It's possible to disagree with the Israeli occupation of Palestine without being antisemitic.



  57. 57

    Both Palestine and Israel deserve the best and while both are capable of atrocities, both are also capable of a peaceful co-existence. I support such a festival as I would also support a festival honoring any other city. Go Middle East and Jane Fonda pretty much sucks.



  58. 58

    Re: SlickWilley
    HEY YOU KNOW WHAT ? YOUR A FUCKHEAD SHUT UP
    *
    VIETNAM WAS A STUPID WAR MY DAD AND GRANDDAD FOUGHT IN IT AND THEY LOVE JANE FONDA!
    *
    TURN OFF FOXC NEWS AND USE YOUR OWN BRAIN. YOUR CRAZY RANT IS PATHETIC… YOU TURD!



  59. 59

    I thought Jane had gained wisdom with age. I was wrong. She is OLD DUMB JANE



  60. 60

    Re: Mad Dog – I never understood why ppl used the phrase anti-semite to mean anti jew. Umm, Arabs are semites too.. so are northern arficans



  61. 61

    good for them! Israel is a BIG FAT BULLY!



  62. 62

    Watch the documentary Occupation 101for what is really going on in Palestine.



  63. 63

    Re: Toronto_girl – um…they're not doing ONE film..they're opening a film institute for Arabic film makers to make movies with artistic merit…it's an opportunity for young film makers to pursue their love of the movies…



  64. 64

    FREE PALESTINE…………

    as an arab american i am finally proud that someone with a voice is standing up for the INNOCENT palestinian people!!! Isreal only OCCUPIES!!! and the palestinians have the right to FIGHT for what IS THEIRS!!!! FUCK ISREAL and its supporters!



  65. 65

    Israel needs to get their shit together.



  66. 66

    Re: SkarsGard – fuck you, you probably dont know anything thats happening in the state of Israel so you should shut your mouth bc all thats coming out of it is bullshit



  67. 67

    Re: michellefara – i truly agree with your statement
    all israel wants is peace



  68. 68

    Re: alanbrickman – being against israel doesnt mean hating jews..its totally different……its hating what is israel has done and is still doing!
    taking over people's lands and property, depriving them from having the simplest things that we all have!!



  69. 69

    This is pretty disgusting. Stars should probably just stick to making movies….and stop using their names to push their political agendas. It's easy to talk about how others should act while sitting at your beach side home. Oh…and visiting a country for a week (or even adopting a baby) doesnt make you educated about the world.



  70. 70

    ISREAL IS AN OCCUPPIER!!

    Tey're a disgusting country that kills innocent people!!! and for you fuckers that are standing up for Ireal YOU ARE JUST AS HORRIBLE AS THEY R! you support killing civilians (which are mainly children by the way) so fuck off and stop talking about how Isreal is the shit unless you have been there!! cuz i have and theyre disgusting when it comes to government and its laws!! so fuck off HAYLEE AND MAYA you stupid bitches!!



  71. 71

    Free Palestine! I'm glad they're speaking out. More Americans are starting to as well. Finally. No more shutting us up with bullsh*t accusations of anti-semitism. Israel is a soverign nation and they cannot continue to hide behind the mask fo supposed anti-semitism any longer. So what? They can never be criticized and if you do, you're an anti-semite? How very convenient for them.



  72. 72

    all you palestine supporters are losers!! get your facts straight before writing stupid, ignorant comments…and these has been actors should just disappear..GO ISRAEL!!!



  73. 73

    Re: sparkys nemesis – sorry if the truth hurts you… but Israel should have so many war crimes against them.. It is shameful how america supports them. We should stop giving them the billions of dollars and instead give it to the united states citizens…



  74. 74

    Re: ava_bee – I agree w/you.



  75. 75

    alanbrickman says –
    "Hating Israel is just a clever politcally way to hate jews..it's just that simple..muslims have no problem killing gays..why jne do you support killing gays?…. "

    ^^ Bullsh*t! Total bull. And screaming anti-semitism all the time is just a clever way to shut down criticism. We've had enough. Criticzing Israel does not mean someone hate Jewish people. Israel has used that tactic too much. People are fed up. So let me ask you this Alanbrickman, if I criticize Italy, does that mean I hate Catholics? I mean Italy is like 98% Catholic, so like using your logic, I guess that's what it would mean? Again… bullsh*t.



  76. 76

    Re: maya8701 – Maya go suck a dick…



  77. 77

    Re: sparkys nemesis – Just because peeps don't agree w/Israel, right away the elementary school name calling starts… "anti-semite" give iit up.. o.kayyy… oh wait, i'm wrong.. heres one for you … JUDEO NAZI!



  78. 78

    AHHH WHO CARESSS! THAT'S 3 LESS SENIOR CITIZENS HARBORING ON OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM FOR 2 WEEKS. NEXT!



  79. 79

    maya8701 says

    "Peaceintheworld, an ironic name!! The only way I can say this in a way you will understand is imagine everyday for 8 years Manchester, England were throwing rockets on to London, and only after this time drastic measures had to be taken. Google Gilad Shalit..an Israeli soldier that was kidnapped over 3 years ago, for being Israeli, not a terrorist or any threat to Gaza..every day he is tortured and used as a bribe by the palestinians to try and get Israel to release terrorists..Israel complies because unlike palestinians we value human life..no such thing as human shields in the IDF "

    ^^ Well gee, considering it was THEIR country! So, imagine you live in a country called Palestine and one day, idiots tell you the country is no longer called Palesiten and is no longer yours. Hmm, do you think they may be a bit upset?



  80. 80

    Re: billyboo91 – you go billyboo*1 — you are awesome! The haters just can't handle the truth or are too brainwashed.



  81. 81

    Once a snatch, always a snatch. That goes for you as well, Mario.



  82. 82

    Re: smarterthanall

    721 motherfucker

    7 letters 2 words 1 meaning——-FUCK OFF

    …and that goes to the rest of all you Isreali supporting bitches as well

    you are just as evil as Isreal…get ur history straight…PALESTINE is the LAND FOR ALL!!!

    and if isreal really wants peace they would never have built a damn wall bigger than the berlin wall!!!

    now if that aint some rascist shit…than i dont know what is!!! i must be as dumb as ur sorry ass!!

    get ur shit straight!!! cuz im sure you wouldnt complain if a celebrity was praising the isreali government on what it was doing to the palestinian people and how they were treating them!



  83. 83

    I'm sure to get flak for this, but:
    What country or city WASN'T built on violence?
    Think about it for a second… Regardless of religious or political views, the creation of any separate country, sovereignty, or even yes, a city, has included violence; whether it be by defence, offense, or self-preservation.
    In fact, the entire PLANET has been built on violence. We separate ourselves due to our religious views, we separate ourselves due to political views, and we separate even on familial and "lifestyle" views.
    And when those views are threatened, we use violence to CREATE, RESTRAIN, AND KEEP.
    And that includes North & South Americans, Europeans, Africans, Asians, and yes, the Middle East.
    We are ALL guilty of condoning and allowing violence to preserve our PREFERRED ways of life.
    Who are we to judge any one else who does the same?
    Just sayin.'



  84. 84

    The anti-semitism of the Hollywood Left is frightening. But the numbskulls who commented against Israel on this website frighten me even more. Why don't prominent Hollywood Jews like Spielberg and Streisand speak out about this? Why the silence?



  85. 85

    Ha, every time I think of "Israeli-Palestinian conflict," I think of the "Muffins" video.

  86. MP says – reply to this


    86

    It's the Palestinian govt. who wants death to Israel and would happy if they were all pushed into the sea and eradicated. Jane Fonda should be shunned.



  87. 87

    This makes no sense!!! These people probably have no idea why Israel even attacked Gaza! Well here it is: the attack on Gaza was due to 8 YEARS of rockets being launched from gaza ON Israel. THEY WERE EVEN LAUNCHED DURING A CEASEFIRE! WHERE ISRAEL DID NOTHINGGGGGGG!!!
    But at some point Israel has to protect her citizens and say enough if enough. I wonder what America would do if it was attacked by Mexico or Canada for even ONE hour!!!

    And to those ignorant Canadians on here… Look at how the aboriginal people are being treated in your country, and in the past. Then go and criticize other nations!!!

    stupid retards!!!



  88. 88

    I think it's YOU,they don't want to see,Perez! They are runnin' for the border!



  89. 89

    damn right rabbi marvin hier! he's absolutely right and all those "stars" who actually think they know shit about the situation should go shove it! u wanna find out about the REAL situation, not the bull crap that biased and antisemtic medias around the world are spouting, go and LIVE in ISRAEL - it's one of the most interesting, culturally diverse, friendly and dignified countries in the world.
    YOU try to put up with the SHIT that she has to, see how you bloody do



  90. 90

    Re: alanbrickman – whoever you are …Muslims do not kill gays and media 'reports' that indicate that are probable biased media focusing on an isolated extreme event…when it comes to gays lets recall which nation recently denied an attempt by this minority to achieve the same rights to get married as heterosexual couples…it was the United States… and not so long ago Perez posted on this website how there was a shooting in a gay club in Israel that resulted in deaths…so I suggest you asses your motives and stop trying to spread hate…you and people who think like you are the reason innocent people die everyday.

  91. OLW says – reply to this


    91

    oh yeah, where was Fonda when Indians sufferd when america was built… ?
    she is full of shit.



  92. 92

    There's a special place in hell reserved for Jane. This self absorbed Hollywood brat jeopardized the lives and well being of the US men and women fighting in Viet Nam If it weren't for her father she would have been tried for treason. She's just another self righteous, but totally insecure holier than thou appeaser.
    If she really cared about people and causes she would move to the poorest parts of the world and work from within rather than sitting in her million dollar homes and preaching from without. She is SO destined for hell.



  93. 93

    all you idiots keep talking about how isreal has been killing innocent women and children, but tell me, how are you supposed to protect yourself from someone who hits you and then hides BEHIND their women and children?? Sending out missiles from an elementary school?? what is israel expected to do? Palestinians had enough resources to turn gaza into a beautiful home, unfortunately they spend it all on warfare used to destroy israel and continue to live in squaller and call themselves refugees. Its sad for the innocent people who live there but it is there own government who subjects them to this.
    When the jews were GIVEN israel, they used all resources (both human and economical) to make sure their land would prosper. On the other side you find decrepit schools and hospitals, the palestinians couldn't even take care of what they already had. I feel very sorry that none of their arabic neighbours want to take them into their beautiful countries but please leave israel alone, and they will leave you alone in return.
    DONT FUCK WITH THE BEST ARMY IN THE WORLD



  94. 94

    just goes to show that even jews are willing to backstab their own, in order to müll the ground for access to their historical truth. hollywood jews vs. israel jews it looks like. one side is shittin their trousers, it seems, and even a dead man's mansion is not sacred to some, but only up for grabs.



  95. 95

    Paulie you need to go back and re educate yourself!! Its amazing to see how little you all know..i think its called ignorance!!
    Palestine was never owned by muslims, jews have always had a presence in the land. And before the Balfor declaration, Palestine was owned by the Brits not by muslims..armanians, romans, greeks etc have had ownership of what we now call Israel, but 'palestinians' NEVER have!!
    And sunnydai learn how to spell, i shall not lower myself to your pathetic standards and billyboo91 if it really makes you feel better to stay uneducated be my guest



  96. 96

    Re 'bisquitcase' you know nothing about the jews. Israel is the only country in the world that has a promise to every single jew that if they are ever in trouble they will be at their aid..they care about human lives, unlike a lot of cultures. If the jews are so bad get off your computer now, because an israeli jew invented the chip in your computer that allows it to run. Its shocking to see that in 2009 people have the same ignorant ideologies as they did 60 years ago



  97. 97

    Re: esmarelda – Esmarelda, are you a white, wealthy male? No? Then why are you telling people to ignore others in bad situations? If you are not a white, wealthy male, then you owe your rights and privileges–like voting, equal pay at work, legal protection from sexual harassment and racial discrimination, and so on–to people who fought to make things better for people like you. What you are saying is like saying that you shouldn't call the cops on someone beating his kid because you once spanked your kid. And what you mean, "I dont mean to be political"? What is wrong with being political? If you don't like your voting rights, and you are embarrassed to have an opinion about politics, go live somewhere where you can't vote.



  98. 98

    Israel is a state that was given to the Jews because after the Holocaust, there were so many Jewish people and no where to put them. So the UN came up with the 2 state solution and money to do so. However the Palestinias' decided sharing the land was not an option and refused. They would have had the same privileges as the Jews had they agreed but for them peace was not on the agenda. As a result of hatred in the middle east, Israel has had to build up the most amazing army, in order to protect their civilians. Israel is a country that has a diverse of cultures and religions and is not just a Jewish state, they accept everyone (which is not the case in most Middle Eastern countries).

    If your country was attacked how would you feel if your leaders just sat back and let it happen. You would want to be protected by your Government leaders and not want to fear getting on a bus, walking down the road etc..

    Gaza was left for the Palestinans with all the resources, however their government did not want to let their people live a nice life instead they shot rockets out of innocent homes and schools and hospitals in order to fight against Israel with weapons and with the media, painting Israel as a tirent!

    I don't ask any of you to agree with me or any of the others speaking like me, I just ask for you to not be naive to the going on in the Middle East and to read up about the correct facts, so one can form an opinion from knowing both sides of the story.



  99. 99

    …why do this little, little nation stress the whole world that much?



  100. 100

    Some people should pick up a history book. It seems the only history you are aware of is what you catch on last night CNN. Israel deals with terrorists attacks on a daily basis. Occupier my ass…the land is theirs.

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