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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 14 minutes ago

Re: The One-State solution

So in the first year of the process, only Qalqilya is integrated into Israel. It is understood that this is a test case. If it goes well, other enclaves will be invited to join Israel.

Again, this doesn't address the issue. I'm not [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 6:56 PM

Re: Einstein argued against the creation of Isra

I think Hamas would try like crazy to sabotage such an agreement (any agreement) by doing everything it could to mount a terrorist attack to provoke Israel into retaliating.

But what about slightly longer term? Say, a few years out. [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 6:39 PM

Re: The Kind of Zionism I've Always Supported

Hamas's emergence as a political force in the Occupied Territories is the result of Israel's militant policy towards Palestinians, not the cause of it.

I always thought that the power vacuum created by the death of Arafat in 2004 [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 6:30 PM

Re: Einstein argued against the creation of Isra

First, I didn't say that Israel simply withdrawing to the '67 borders would accomplish anything in particular. Second, "wither away" or "become moderate" both imply a process and passage of time, not "simply [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 5:33 PM

Re: Einstein argued against the creation of Isra

I don't think Hamas will simply disappear if Israel withdraws to the '67 borders.

IIRC, you had suggested that they would "wither" away - but, to be fair, also that they might moderate away from violence. If they're not [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:11 PM

Re: If Americans Knew What Was Happening In Isra

again, nobody owns the "real truth" about this issue....but I do think this woman does a fairly good job in trying to be as "objective" as possible.

It's not a question about the "real truth." [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:38 PM

Re: If Americans Knew What Was Happening In Isra

yeah, and it also doesn't mean it's non-objective.

Yes, it does. That doesn't mean it's wrong, of course - but advocacy arguments are not objective.

Think of one of the clearest examples of advocacy - a trial. Two [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:59 PM

Re: If Americans Knew What Was Happening In Isra

yes, how do we define "biased", heh?

I am sure most palestinians/isreali find what a israeli/palestinian says to be biased.....

So coming from a US woman, I thought the video was to a large extent
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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:04 PM

Re: If Americans Knew What Was Happening In Isra

I am quite sure you didn't even read those article or watched the video from a US woman that put into perspective the whole Israeli/conflict.

You refer to her as an "unbiased American woman" in your initial post. However, [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:52 PM

Re: Predisposed attraction

How do we check on Rubens' models?

More importantly, how do I explain to my wife my browsing history of looking up the measurements of beautiful women?

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:52 PM

Re: Einstein argued against the creation of Isra

Yes. That's why it's important to create the conditions in which it's not in their political best interests to fire rockets or send suicide bombers into Israel. You do that with carrots, not sticks. Using the stick has only made Hamas more [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:16 AM

Re: Einstein argued against the creation of Isra

True. But that's beside my point. The idea isn't to convince Khaled Meshal to accept a two-state solution. It's to create a two-state solution and make whatever Khaled Meshal wants irrelevant. The overwhelming majority of Palestinians would accept [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:36 AM

Re: Predisposed attraction

I presume that you saw that she described herseld as "unusually tall for a Nigerian . . . slimmer than the prevailing standard of beauty" in Nigeria.

I did. One takeaway from the research, though, was that waist-hip ratio [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Health Care Reform board. 10:29 AM

Re: Tort Excesses

It was certainly an outrage, but the doctor who committed the outrage is DEAD.

The hospital never participated in this abuse and crime except by employing this guy. They took steps right away to end the abuse when they discovered it was
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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:44 PM

Re: Einstein argued against the creation of Isra

Ending the occupation and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state would totally undermine Hamas. It'd either wither into insignificance or transform itself.

How do you know that? After all, Hamas defines [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:43 PM

Re: Einstein argued against the creation of Isra

Because generally people with nothing to lose choose militancy. People with something to lose generally chose accommodation and desire peace. Most people in a free and independent Palestinian state wouldn't support Hamas or any political party [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 8:50 PM

Re: Einstein argued against the creation of Isra

True, but the way to defeat Hamas in the long term is to make them irrelevant. If Palestinians had an independent state, Hamas's militancy would be widely seen as a problem, not a solution. More likely than not, most Hamas supporter would come [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 7:19 PM

Re: I wish to g-d more people could see this

Do you understand that I am proposing integrating the Pals into a Greater Israel over a 100 year period?

One enclave at a time as they show interest.


How would that address the conflict? If you don't allow everyone in with [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 6:48 PM

Re: I wish to g-d more people could see this

The fear that Israelis have of any future different from the status quo is powerful and immobilizing.

I suppose I should have more sympathy for their paranoia than I do.


It's not paranoia - it's a rational expectation based [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 6:06 PM

Re: I wish to g-d more people could see this

Do your relatives imagine that these people would be voting for Hamas in future Israeli elections?

Do they imagine that these one and a half million Arab Israelis are just waiting for the right time to begin the extermination of the
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