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Israel's Mr TV Blasts Occupation

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Syxx, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. Syxx

    Syxx IncGamers Member

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    Israel's Mr TV Blasts Occupation

    Hi All,


    Source : http://news.yahoo.com/s/cpress/20050531/ca_pr_on_me/israel_tv_anchor

    So a well respected Israeli news broadcaster has made a documentary about Israels dismal treatment of the Palestinians. It seems to me whenever a non-jewish person makes such comments they get slammed dunked as being an anti-semanite. Now we have Israeli's very own Mr TV is saying "Since 1967, we have been brutal conquerors, occupiers, suppressing another people".

    I wonder what effect this documentary will have ... if any ?

    I wonder what Anyee opinion of this documentary is ?

    Regards
    Syxx
     
  2. Madness

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    This is all based around the disengagment plan which will start next week.
    Right wing extremists and the illegal settelers have raised a huge struggle against this course of action. For the past few months they have been releasing propoganda, handing out flyers, and demonstrating against the plan.
    They have even used violence, such as blocking roads and setting tires on fire. They even flooded Israeli chat rooms and forums on the internet with propoganda, making them unsable.
    Some of these demonstrations are legal, some are less. But they have been affective. The plan had a huge majority at first, but now polls are showing a drastic decline in the support of it.

    It's about time that the Left wingers fight back. Recently blue strips have been distributed (as opposed to orange ones, the right wingers have been handing out, and which caught on and became very popular), and hopefully, soon they will be seen as often as the orange ones, which make it seem like everyone is against the plan.

    Yavin's comment, as I see it, is a vote of support in the plan. I hope that his character, as Mr TV, will make that comment affective.
    Supporters of the plan must stop sitting idly and demonstrate for it, even though it is the current course of action.

    I just thought I'd give some context.
     
  3. rikstaker

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    A daring act to say the least,I wonder whats in store for him & his channel.

    I am not Anyee,but my opinion is pretty straightforward,thats pretty much as close to the truth an Israeli source has ever been.

    Rik
     
  4. jmervyn

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    I haven't been to Israel in decades, and I don't know this Jewish Cronkite, so I don't know the background of this particular issue. I do know that trying to infer that the entire nation of Israel has become more hawkish is a complete snow-job. What certainly could be the case is that the 'right' has become more supportive of the brutality that does occur, and that it the incidents have probably become more frequent thanks to the Intefatah. Sharon would never have been elected if there weren't concerns that the pro-Pal 'left' was ineffective; from what I can pick up, Sharon is sort of an Israeli Pat Buchanan.

    At the same time, the pro-Pal 'left' has become more outspoken, and the Pal propaganda machine more effective (only the locals remember the Pal role in the rape of Kuwait, or the widespread support of the 9/11 attacks). Both of these would be the polar ends of the political spectrum, so if this guy really can coerce a large Israeli centrist group, then I see tough times ahead for the Israeli leadership.
     
  5. DrunkPotHead

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    I visited Israel in January of 2005, and one of the things they made us do was to listen to an argument between a husband and wife. The wife was more leftist, the husband was more rightist.

    Husbands point: Palestenians have been committing terrorist acts against Israel for decades, they don't have their own country, and can barely be considered people. I think he might've even called them scum who want to wipe the Jews off the face of the planet. He said giving land to Palestenians is unacceptable because they won't honor the promise of not committing anymore terrorist acts. He also said "Life's a ***** and i married one." while his wife was sitting right next to him. (He did say it as a joke though.)

    Wife's Point: We just want peace. Let's give back some land, we are tired of fighting. Palestinians want peace just like us.

    My opinion: Settlers should stop moving into disputed lands, they are causing too much trouble.

    I'm closer to the wife's point of view although i don't think Israel should just give up the land unless the Palestenians can prove that they can stop the suicide bombings.



    This whole thing just reminds me of the thing you mentioned in the other thread. The Israeli's need suicide bombers to continue to take over disputed lands while terrorists need Israel to continue taking over disputed lands so they can have better recruitment.

    Here's another story about a similar subject that's very recent.
     
  6. jmervyn

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    Interesting linky, despite the Paris Hilton/Carl's Jr. soft porn. So the Israelis are giving the PA weapons because they can't hurt them? Uhhh... riiiight. This looks to me like a thinly-veiled prop-up of the PA for political/election credit against the other terrorist groups.
     

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