Towards a resolution in Israel and Palestine

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Re: Towards a resolution in Israel and Palestine

Postby AlexanderS » Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:43 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Will wrote:While I have no sympathy for and am hostile to the Jihadists, the choice of a homeland by the Jews is odd. They had other offers and there was even a small counter-Zionist group working for a non-Jerusalem centered nation.

It is curious that Islam has sacred turf - Mecca - as do the Jews of Israel. Revering a sacred site is normal in all religions, but Buddhists have not, for example, made the Bodhi Tree into a site for nation building.

The priority of sacred dirt for the two groups, to the point of armed conflict, is sad and ridiculous. So I see no peaceful resolution at all - for now and the next century - at least.



Ever, that place is going to be the the site of the first use of nuclear weapons since WWII, you mark my words. It's all going down in flames.


What place will be nuked? Mecca, Jerusalem or Bodhgaya?
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Re: Towards a resolution in Israel and Palestine

Postby Malcolm » Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:46 pm

AlexanderS wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
Will wrote:While I have no sympathy for and am hostile to the Jihadists, the choice of a homeland by the Jews is odd. They had other offers and there was even a small counter-Zionist group working for a non-Jerusalem centered nation.

It is curious that Islam has sacred turf - Mecca - as do the Jews of Israel. Revering a sacred site is normal in all religions, but Buddhists have not, for example, made the Bodhi Tree into a site for nation building.

The priority of sacred dirt for the two groups, to the point of armed conflict, is sad and ridiculous. So I see no peaceful resolution at all - for now and the next century - at least.



Ever, that place is going to be the the site of the first use of nuclear weapons since WWII, you mark my words. It's all going down in flames.


What place will be nuked? Mecca, Jerusalem or Bodhgaya?


Jerusalem.
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Re: Towards a resolution in Israel and Palestine

Postby AlexanderS » Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:54 pm

What makes you say that?
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Re: Towards a resolution in Israel and Palestine

Postby Nemo » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:11 pm

NYC or Washington DC are more likely targets. America has been doing much more than killing a few Palestinians. Good luck protecting port cities.
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Re: Towards a resolution in Israel and Palestine

Postby Malcolm » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:14 pm

AlexanderS wrote:What makes you say that?



It is the most sacred place to all three religions, ergo, it is the one that will most likely be the object of a terrorist attack.
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Re: Towards a resolution in Israel and Palestine

Postby AlexanderS » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:20 pm

Malcolm wrote:
AlexanderS wrote:What makes you say that?



It is the most sacred place to all three religions, ergo, it is the one that will most likely be the object of a terrorist attack.


For me it makes less sense that anyone would nuke a place that is sacred to them. I can't see anyone other than religious nutcases being mental enough to use nuclear weapons in the modern world.

Without being that knowledgeable about Islam, I was under the impression that their most sacred place is Mecca.
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Re: Towards a resolution in Israel and Palestine

Postby Malcolm » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:24 pm

AlexanderS wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
AlexanderS wrote:What makes you say that?



It is the most sacred place to all three religions, ergo, it is the one that will most likely be the object of a terrorist attack.


For me it makes less sense that anyone would nuke a place that is sacred to them. I can't see anyone other than religious nutcases being mental enough to use nuclear weapons in the modern world.

Without being that knowledgeable about Islam, I was under the impression that their most sacred place is Mecca.


The dome of the rock is in Jerusalem.
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Re: Towards a resolution in Israel and Palestine

Postby M.G. » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:10 pm

AlexanderS wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
AlexanderS wrote:What makes you say that?



It is the most sacred place to all three religions, ergo, it is the one that will most likely be the object of a terrorist attack.


For me it makes less sense that anyone would nuke a place that is sacred to them. I can't see anyone other than religious nutcases being mental enough to use nuclear weapons in the modern world.

Without being that knowledgeable about Islam, I was under the impression that their most sacred place is Mecca.


Islam's most sacred place is Mecca, the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem is sacred to Islam in a secondary way.
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Re: Towards a resolution in Israel and Palestine

Postby Johnny Dangerous » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:27 pm

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