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Celebrating war?

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Get the arrest warrants ready,....I'll serve them myself.

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Israel to attend Hiroshima peace ceremony amid call for cease-fire

What a contrast, with Israel being an actual war victim.

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What a contrast, with Israel being an actual war victim.

Being an actual war victim and playing victim is two different thing.

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If Russia and Belarus are barred from the Hiroshima ceremony, then Israel, another aggressor committing crimes against humanity, should be too.

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They should send Amichai Eliyahu. The Israeli minister who calles for the use of nuclear weapons on Gaza just a few months ago.

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Being an actual war victim and playing victim is two different thing.

So the Israeli’s killed on 10/7 were just pretending?

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Invite Israel to a ceremony of peace while it commits ethnic genocide in Gaza???..

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Invite Israel to a ceremony of peace while it commits ethnic genocide in Gaza???..

I personally agree that it’s a bad idea, but this is Japan, so…

Their country, their rules! Right?

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1/ Zibala...yes Israel is "the eternal victim " . {Shrug shoulders, arms held at waist height, palms facing upward. {do they teach this at school, like some Tai Chi pose ? }

Zen Koen..."If a tree falls in the forest " etc

Israeli saying..."If a bomb falls on a school, and there are no survivors, was there really a bomb ? "

Feel better now ?

Bone....how many did the IDF kill on Oct7 ? Hannibal Directive employed as reported by Haaretz.

How many babies beheaded ?

Oh...none ?

Israel...keep doing what you're doing....keep getting what you've got.

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Bone....how many did the IDF kill on Oct7 ? Hannibal Directive employed as reported by Haaretz.

You tell me, how many Israeli’s were killed by the IDF?

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The Hiroshima peace ceremony has lost all meaning

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If Russia and Belarus are barred from the Hiroshima ceremony, then Israel, another aggressor committing crimes against humanity, should be too.

Exactly.

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Get the arrest warrants ready,....I'll serve them myself.

Happy to be your assistant if you like.

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After Israel was shown to have even slaughtered their own people to prevent hostages, Japan should have made a ceasefire mandatory for them to attend a peace ceremony!

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After Israel was shown to have even slaughtered their own people to prevent hostages

How many did they slaughter?

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I don't think barring aggressors like Israel, Russia, etc. is the right thing to do. They need the message more than anyone. Invite them and preach the message until they squirm in thier seats.

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You tell me, how many Israeli’s were killed by the IDF?

How many did they slaughter?

Wait, Mick and Sanji why can’t you answer this question? You did read the Haaretz article, right?

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JboneInTheZone

You tell me, how many Israeli’s were killed by the IDF?

The IDF killed 9 IDF troops.

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The IDF killed 9 IDF troops.

Source?

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JboneInTheZone

The IDF killed 9 IDF troops.

Source?

I don't have to prove I am right. You have to prove I am wrong.

The number is 18.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-deaths-of-29-of-170-soldiers-in-gaza-op-were-so-called-friendly-fire-accidents/

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You tell me, how many Israeli’s were killed by the IDF?

at least 13 at Kibbutz Be'eri

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I don't have to prove I am right. You have to prove I am wrong.

I’m asking for a source so I can read it, not because I’m calling you a liar

“Eighteen of the 170 soldiers were killed by friendly fire due to mistaken identification, including in airstrikes, tank shelling, and gunfire.”

This isn’t the same as being killed as a result of the Hannibal directive which is what the other two posters were implying and what I was referring to. I’ve never made the claim that Israeli’s haven’t died to friendly fire. I’m challenging their idea that massive amounts of Israeli’s were killed intentionally as demanded by the Hannibal Directive which hasn’t been claimed even in the Haaretz article they both referred to.

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at least 13 at Kibbutz Be'eri

No. There’s no definitive evidence that they were killed by the IDF. If you have concrete evidence feel free to post it

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No. There’s no definitive evidence that they were killed by the IDF. If you have concrete evidence feel free to post it

Survivor of Be'eri Hadas Dagan disagrees. She describes the attack on her home that killed her whole family and says it was clearly IDF.

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Bad choice of guest.

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Bone always either deflects or calls for sources or wants numbers {Hanibal Directive }.

I say, how goes the Israeli narrative post Oct7 ?

How many babies beheaded ?

How many "Holocaust survivors " women raped ?

How many babies strung up on a clothes line ?

How many "command and control centres " found under Hospitals or schools or Mosques ?

Even IDF casualty numbers are being withheld or minimized.

How many countries now calling for sanctions, a ceasefire, negotiations ?

There ya go buddy....

Some questions for you.

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"Intel "....giant corporation has just cancelled a $25 billion investment in Israel.

How goes the Israeli economy ?

War has costs.

Asymmetric war also.

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Israel has been condemned multiple times over.

It is an evil pariah state!

Condemned by the United Nations, most notably!

How is Japan justified in inviting Israel to Hiroshima ?

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Israel has been condemned multiple times over.

It is an evil pariah state!

Condemned by the United Nations, most notably!

How is Japan justified in inviting Israel to Hiroshima ?

Hear! Hear!

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Bringing their chutzpah to Hiroshima to remember the killing of innocent civilians really takes the biscuit, but the world, weary of the horrific scenes of atrocities perpetrated day and night on the mothers and children and men in Gaza since October 7, has already had a belly-full of their hypocrisy and gaslighting. The Japanese authorities should now do the decent thing: in a word to the Zionist war criminals, "muzukashii"!

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Israel is not an agent for peace.

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Maybe it's time for citizens to attend such ceremony and do a demonstration to show Israel what they really are. A genocidal, war criminal, inhumane country run by a bunch of Zionist lunatics.

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Hundreds of thousands of Israelis demonstrated and called for a ceasefire and for Netanyahu to resign.

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It's crazy how people think the conflict with Israel started October 7th...

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This will surely shore up Kishida's and LDPs diving trust rating and popularity

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@Ken

Exactly, it started on May 15 (1948)

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Free Palestine!

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Bringing their chutzpah to Hiroshima to remember the killing of innocent civilians really takes the biscuit,

Indeed , the hypocrisy and double standards are sky high.

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Celebrating war?

Nobody is celebrating war at the Hiroshima peace ceremony.

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 call for cease-fire

"Cease-fire" here means victory for Hamas, while hostages (including non-Israelis btw) are still rotting in Hamas "custody". Who with a smidgen of conscience can call for that?

Hamas can end the war at any time by surrendering and releasing the hostages.

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The reality is the IDF has copped a serious lost of man power and Chairman Net wants to start a war with Hezbollah and the IDF has pointed out that they be facing 4000 drone missiles and rockets and hour continuously for days and has estimated that Hezbollah to have 150,000. I bet they have way more.

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why would it be appropriate for representatives of the state of Israel to attend?

After WWII members of the Japanese war time govt were tried as war criminals and some sentenced to death.

Why would representatives of a country for whom chargesr of war crimes have been brought and even arrest warrants for Israli leaders requested...

Inappropriate

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Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui is backed by the LDP and Komeito. When questioned by a reporter about the obvious double standards being applied in the invitations he showed a noticeable defensiveness and irritation.

The US is the world leader of double standards and the US-Japan security treaty essentially requires the LDP to adopt US policy on all important international issues.

Hiroshima's mayor makes a mockery out of the "peace ceremony", using it to promote US war policy in both Ukraine and Gaza.

But then that is exactly what you expect from an LDP backed mayor.

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"commemorating the atomic bomb attack on the city"

By who? Of course everyone knows it was the American government which did it. But in the Japanese news media it is most important not to embarrass the US government with direct language.

Targeting civilians is a war crime.

The servile LDP shields the US from any inconvenient talk about the US atomic bombings being war crimes.

So it is totally appropriate for the LDP-backed mayor of Hiroshima to invite the Israeli war criminals to the "peace ceremony" since the IDF specializes in targeting civilians.

And no one is surprised the IDF targets civilians in Gaza because the IDF is supplied and paid for by the US, the world leader in war crimes.

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Get the arrest warrants ready,....I'll serve them myself.

Happy to assist you with that :)

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Sad Day ,

More than 38,000 Palestinians mostly Women, Children and Infants killed by Israel's leadership then this!??

"We believe that they will attend after seriously taking our thoughts into account," a city official said of the invitation to Israel in a press conference."'

So who made that intimidating phone call to the city office?

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Show some balls and refuse to admit them.

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Mass murderers not welcome at commemoration of mass civilian deaths. Pretty obvious, surely.

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Having recently visited Hiroshima and the peace park and been moved by the visit, I was very disappointed by the museum, it was massively crowded and learnt and saw nothing just shoveling along with the mass of people in a dark hot basically a corridor.

I've visited several war museums around the world and all are well organised and tell an important story.

It most also never be forgotten why a bomb was dropped, which I'm afraid is not acknowledged at the peace park.

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If jews are the "people chosen by God "

would the IDF then be "The Lord's Resistance Army "

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The Holocaust Museum of Houston has a webpage that includes citing a number of books that detail NON JEWISH VICTIMS of the Holocaust.

First listing is "The Forgotten Victims of the Holocaust " by Linda Jacobs Altman, who writes of 5 million non Jewish victims of the Nazi Germany Govt.

My question....can we create a state where Roma {Gypsies, in an earlier description } can be free to be Roma and practice their culture ?

I suggest the modern country created in 1948 called Israel.

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"We believe that they will attend after seriously taking our thoughts into account,"

Hahaha... yeah... they'll start the ceasefire immediately because Hiroshima asked them to. And what's Hiroshima going to do when Israel does not? Give them a stern look?

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