Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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I just look at the pure logic of it all - at the heart of the entire problem is the preeminance of groups that call for the total destruction of Israel among the Palestinians. Fatah finally comes to its senses and abandons it's demand on the destruction of Israel, and what do the Palestinian people do? They fire them, and hire Hamas. As long as murder and genocide is at the heart of their demands, as long as it is the cornerstone of their beliefs, they will fail, and rightly so. The Israelis have a lot to answer for themselves, but I have yet to hear them call for the destruction of the Palestinians. The day the Palestinians renounce this belief and support leaders who do not make a ridiculous idea the central position of their politics, things will change. Until then, they as a people have made this happen, they have no one to blame but themselves.
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