Thursday, July 15, 2010

Response to Comment

One of the joys of having put together the body of work "Planet Israel" is that, even though I am not posting very frequently, I still get about 30-60 hits a day.  That's more than I got even when I was regularly posting!  People searching for information on this settlement or that biblical site, are directed by Google to the blog.  I'm glad to know I've been able to make some positive effect, however small.

And then there's people like Khalid:

KHALID AWRTA has left a new comment on your post "Shomron Trip IV: Itamar": 

On the past and for the futuer this land will be for us 
sons of AWARTA 
WE NEVER FORGET OUR HOME 
YOU CAME TO OUR LAND YOU DESTROY OR HOME YOU KILLS OURE SONS YOU MAKE US refugee
BUT WE WILL BUCK TO OUR COUNTRY PALESTINE 
FREE DOMME FO PALESTNE 


Hmmmm.  Interesting.  You speak a language (Arabic) which is native not to the Levant.  Your ancestors colonized this land after invading from the Arabian Peninsula.  Assuming that you are not one of the few remaining Christians not driven into exile by the Palestinian Authority, you face Mecca, a city hundreds of miles from here, when you pray.  Even in the very post you commented on, there are photographs of rock-solid archaeological proof of a Jewish presence on this land thousands of years before your ancestors arrived.  Do you really think you are going to convince anyone by shouting?  The past and the future of this land is Jewish.  Deal with it or go home.

2 comments:

NormanF said...

You just know they won't. The Arab refusal to accept Jewish nationhood is the real obstacle to Middle East peace. Its the substance not the process, stupid. That is why talks are going nowhere. Israel will grow and survive while the Arabs remain stuck in toddler tantrum stage nursing on hatreds no one wants to hear about. They themselves constitute the chief impediment to their joining the human race and all their attacks on Israel are not going to change that dismal reality for them.

Maxchen said...

Yes, the Arab-Jewish problem long inhibits not only itself but also the development of Israel. These are people who know how to provoke pity for themselves, who know how to cry in front of the whole world, but at the same time Arab militants on Israel allowed dozens of rockets ...
So who is right?
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