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Israel Must Stop

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Be The Great Nation That You Can!

I have had an overwhelming response to many things that I have written about Israel.  It has reached a crescendo with the views I have expressed about the attack on the Gaza flotilla.  It polarises opinion.  You either agree with me or you want me put to death by the slowest and most painful means.

I’m just an ordinary Brit of proud Welsh descent from a family that was at the bottom of the heap (the slag heaps of South Wales) but has dragged itself upwards, entirely through its own efforts.  I’m not an anti-semite. I’m not a natural ally or an enemy of Arab, Jew, Muslim or anyone.  What I care about is truth, justice, freedom, beauty, love and my dogs!

I cannot stand by though and see the way that Israel behaves without shouting my protest and disgust.

Israel and its supporters must understand that many intelligent, considered men of principle throughout the world believe that the way you are now behaving is just as bad as the Nazis did against you!!

I condemn the great evil that Islam has become in the world but you give them so many excuses!   Gaza is now the biggest concentration camp ever and Israel oppresses, bullies, brutalises, starves and denies the rights of the Palestinian people.  It is shameful!

My country fought to create the state of Israel so that the Jews could have a homeland after the holocaust, the greatest tragedy in human history.  Israel has betrayed those who fought for it.  You are now as bad as those that offended against you.

I know that there are millions of ordinary Israelis and Palestinians, people just like me, who abhor violence and prejudice and oppression.  We must stand up against the zealots and the fanatics.  Justice must prevail!

There is much that is wrong on both sides but first, most urgently, Israel must draw back from Gaza, from the settlements, from oppression.  These are grave wrongs that must stop now!  You must not be surprised that retaliation is made against you but these are fireworks against your tanks and F16s.  You must stop first.

I am just an ordinary man with no particular interest but I know what justice is.

Israel must stop.

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  1. Do you also believe Hamas must stop? And do you equate Hamas leadership with Al-Qaida as well for rocketing Israeli towns? Consider your response carefully. Your entire credibility hinges on the answer to those questions.

    Jesusland

    June 3, 2010 at 8:06 pm

  2. Of course Hamas must stop! You insult me by the merest suggestion that I might think it should continue! It is an evil, corrupt, terrorist organisation but it is sustained by Israel’s behaviour just as Al Qaeda is.

    Israel behaves like a spoilt child. It is a bully with bigger toys than the other boys but it is stupid if it thinks they will give up. Israel is its own worst enemy. It has allowed itself to descend to the level of its opponents.

    Israel needs a leader. Someone with intelligence and foresight. Someone who can be generous, magnanimous and merciful. Someone who is brave and has vision. Someone entirely unlike anyone I see in the present leadership!

    Where are the elite of the brightest of the cleverest of the bravest? Where is Israel’s leader?

    Peter Reynolds

    June 3, 2010 at 8:24 pm

  3. Good. Then if Hamas is everything you say it is, why would Israel’s response to those facts on the ground strike you as Nazi? Were the allies in WW2 Nazi for fighting Hitler? Was Eisenhower a Nazi? Innocents also died in WW2, remember? Was Churchill a Nazi? Nooo, of course not. Only Israel. You lose all credibility accusing people of being worse than Nazis and Al Qaida. You sound deranged.

    Jesusland

    June 3, 2010 at 8:29 pm

  4. Israel caused it for God’s sake. Israel’s behaviour is always disproportionate. Are you so blind? You are IN THE WRONG! Accept it. Say sorry and get on with it.

    When we fought back against the Nazis in WW2 anything was justified including suicide missions because we were resisting a great evil. It is exactly the same for the Palestinians and Hamas is just a violent subset that you have created.

    If Israel will not stop then ultimately it will be destroyed because good will always triumph over evil in the end.

    Peter Reynolds

    June 3, 2010 at 8:37 pm

  5. How right you are. Israel’s evacuation of Gaza caused the Hamas rocket attacks. Just like their evacuation of south Lebanon cause Hez rocket attacks. They need to try something new.

    Jesusland

    June 3, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    • “evacuation”??

      Have you been brainwashed?

      Are you blind?

      Are you stupid?

      Are you just being deliberately provocative?

      Are you stoned?

      I do not mean to be rude to you but do you not understand what a perversion, a dirty, evil corruption it is of the self-evident truth to misuse the word like that?

      Are you insistent on causing trouble and conflict?

      What, really, is the matter with you? Why do you hate and sit in judgment on your fellow man so much?

      Peter Reynolds

      June 3, 2010 at 10:16 pm

      • lol. It’s hopeless. And I mean that sincerely and without malice. You are beyond reach.

        Jesusland

        June 3, 2010 at 10:24 pm

  6. Peter, You are a disgrace .

    moh

    June 3, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    • Why? I speak the truth but you say nothing in return!

      Peter Reynolds

      June 3, 2010 at 9:55 pm

      • No, you speak your opinion, not truth. There’s a diff.

        Jesusland

        June 3, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    • OK but what’s your opinion? What’s the value or point of just writing that I’m “a disgrace”?

      Do you have a point?

      Peter Reynolds

      June 3, 2010 at 10:00 pm

  7. Your opinions are a disgrace! lol

    Jesusland

    June 3, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    • Come on! I can tell you’re cleverer than that! Put your point of view. Say what you mean. Be constructive. Have some courage.

      What? You think “Duh! Don’t like this”. Then you obliterate me with your big gun.

      Is that your way forward?

      (Because if I look at the way many of your compatriots behave I might think so!)

      Peter Reynolds

      June 3, 2010 at 10:12 pm

  8. Blah, typical uninformed and trite commentary, and I could say the same for the rest of your blog. But I don’t blame you too much. Read a bit more on the Israel situation, and not from your local news outlet, which is about as reliable as a 2 legged stool. Then, think very, very deeply, and if you’ve done it right, maybe you’ll start writing with more insight than a tea cup. You might just learn something.

    Good Luck!

    Mark

    June 3, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    • Well thanks Mark! Very flattering. You did seem to enjoy it though and it did make you respond. I do read widely and think deeply but thanks for the advice. I always hope to learn something.

      You didn’t abuse me at the end there did you? I hope not. It’s beneath you really isn’t it?

      Peter Reynolds

      June 4, 2010 at 12:15 am

  9. excuse me, but circa 1948 any jew with a weapon was either executed or put into exile to afrika.
    the arabs were then armed to the teeth when the brits left leaving them to the ‘mercy’ of ‘dar al-harb’!
    testament to this are the many ‘slicks’ with M1 cartridges i found in a house i bought in 1987.
    i don’t think the brits have been anyone’s friend including they among themselves!

    caleb afendopoulo@yahoo.com

    June 4, 2010 at 11:15 am

    • One thing that’s crystal clear, the world made a mistake when it created Israel. Never has there been such a bunch of ungrateful, paranoid, argumentative, difficult time wasters. Believe me, most of the civilised world now wishes we’d never bothered. You’re just trouble from beginning to end.

      Peter Reynolds

      June 4, 2010 at 11:48 am

  10. “the world made a mistake when it created Israel” ??????
    poignantly interesting that you did not relate to one of the points i made.
    check out the charters of hamas and plo-calling for the complete ousting of israel.
    will the europeans return the jewish properties etc which were lost in wwi?
    can the jews/israelis return to any arab land?
    have you ever been to jerusalem?
    it would be a joke and a better version of bosnia were she divided.
    in any event i respect you because you are doing what you are supposed to do- hate us.

    caleb afendopoulo@yahoo.com

    June 4, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    • “…you are doing what you are supposed to do- hate us.”

      I am so sorry for you. I don’t hate you. You are lost in a miasma of hate, confusion and anger. Your country is destroying itself

      Peter Reynolds

      June 4, 2010 at 12:44 pm

  11. “You are lost in a miasma of hate”
    not really but look at all the propaganda etc against israel on this latest event.
    did it ever occur to ‘one of you’ that maybe things did happen as was claimed by the idf.
    why would they{the so called ‘humanitarians’} demand all the confiscated videos back if there were not pertinent material on them?
    small example of biased media and indifference to most things in the news except for what israel supposedly does: Korea takes out a ship and kills 45 people-doesn’t anybody give a shit?
    i could go on but it would be pointless.

    caleb afendopoulo@yahoo.com

    June 4, 2010 at 2:25 pm

  12. >>>Your country is destroying itself

    In the upside down world of the Left, Israel has two choices:

    1) cease to exist voluntarily, or
    2) continue to “destroy itself” by resisting that voluntary extinction.

    Those are the two choices Israel has because they want her destroyed, period. They don’t care how they accomplish that goal, as long as it’s done. Even the ones that accuse you of being a “Nazi”, and then have the gall of accusing YOU of being in a “miasma of hate”, both in the same Orwellian breath. It’s Alice in Wonderland with these people.

    Israel, are you going to give these people the satisfaction of just laying down to die? Or are you going to take as many of these demented motherfuckers down with you? I predict the latter. And the millions killed by this catastrophe will have only themselves to blame. Because Jews will not be quietly marched off to their destruction anymore.

    Jesusland

    June 4, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    • Aside from the Islamist fanatics, no one wants Israel to cease to exist or to destroy itself.

      Accuse me of being Alice In Wonderland if you like but don’t tell me I’m on the left! I’m a right wing libertarian. That’s what I mean! Don’t you see? The whole world, people from all sides of politics are turning against you because of your bad behaviour and now you start talking about catastrophe? How stupid and irresponsible can you get?

      I used to think Israel was like a spoilt child but its now growing into a dangerously out of control adolescent.

      A slap on the legs isn’t going to do it anymore but somehow the world has to impose some discipline on you.

      Peter Reynolds

      June 4, 2010 at 4:01 pm

      • >>>Aside from the Islamist fanatics, no one wants Israel to cease to exist or to destroy itself.

        You enable those Islamic fanatics. You are the “good cop”, they are the bad cop. You’re on the same team, whether or not that is your intention. And your enabling of the fanatics will result in a conflagration not seen since the world wars.

        Jesusland

        June 4, 2010 at 4:41 pm

  13. “It’s always going to be difficult to gain any sympathy when you behave like pirates!”
    i will partially acquiesce to you on this although i don’t agree entirely.
    this is a link which presents a very interesting angle IMHO
    http://jewishleadership.blogspot.com/2010/06/gaza-flotilla-and-gallant-rapist.html

    too many games being played on all sides

    caleb afendopoulo@yahoo.com

    June 4, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    • Thank you for that. An interesting site which surprised me. I thought it was going to be Zionist rhetoric but it isn’t. It makes some valuable points. I have now started causing trouble there too!

      Peter Reynolds

      June 4, 2010 at 4:12 pm

  14. what would the world be like without trouble makers? boring!

    caleb afendopoulo@yahoo.com

    June 4, 2010 at 4:27 pm

  15. Israel must stop doing what, fight for its own survival?

    Manny

    June 5, 2010 at 4:53 am

    • Israel must stop the blockade of Gaza, stop the settlements, stop the oppression. Yes, violence must stop on both sides but Israel is the bully, Israel is the aggressor. Israel is most in the wrong.

      Israel must stop now.

      Peter Reynolds

      June 5, 2010 at 11:16 am

  16. Every time Israel makes a concession, they are rewarded with ever increasing levels of paleo violence. The withdrawal from Gaza is proof of that. Peter knows this as well as anybody else does. Paleo violence against Jews will continue to be the case until Israel ceases to exist as a Jewish state and Jews live as a dhimmi minority in the country they built. When the likes of Peter say “end the occupation”, they aren’t talking about the “occupation” of Gaza or the West Bank, they are talking about the occupation of PALESTINE. Peter knows that as well.

    Jesusland

    June 5, 2010 at 3:12 pm

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  18. Hi Peter!

    You are getting some heavy flack from the Zionists? Just keep your calm and answer them as politely and truthfully as possible, thats what I do … Well, most of the time 😀

    un2here

    September 29, 2010 at 6:38 am


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