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The administration of President Joe Biden, however, has notified the U.S. Congress that it would send $1 billion worth of new arms to Israel,

Remember this next time a zealot flies a plane into a building. They don't hate the USA because of your wonderful breakfast cereal options. But because your government supports and encourages the displacement and genocide of Palestinians.

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About a thousand people, including Palestinians and their supporters, rallied in Tokyo on Wednesday to commemorate 76 years since Palestinians were forced from their homeland to make way for the creation of Israel.

No, their relatives rejected the creation of a country on land that is now Israel's but instead, they received a country in the name of Jordan, so what's the problem?

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No, their relatives rejected the creation of a country on land that is now Israel's but instead, they received a country in the name of Jordan, so what's the problem?

Some people believe in the in inalienable rights of self determination and governance. The indigenous population of the region rejected having their land stolen and being made 2nd class in a Jewish state. They also rejected being absorbed by the Jordanian regent.

What's the problem? Human rights, demography and self determination are Israel's problem.

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The Nakba, meaning "catastrophe" in Arabic, is seen by Palestinians as a pivotal event in their history when some 700,000 were forcibly expelled from their homes in 1948

It’s very convenient of them to leave out the fact that before the Nakba Palestinians refused to accept the Partition plan which would create and Israeli / Palestinian state and immediately started attacking Jews in the region

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""The memory of our homeland, and the right to return, live on in us," said Hanin Siam, 27, a Gaza-born""

AMEN,

Palestine will always be in it's people hearts and a cause that shall never fade or vanish for as long as it's under this brutal Zionist Occupation.

The Palestinian people have every right to keep on demanding and fighting for their right to be allowed to return to their lands, homes, and properties.

Israel Apartheid policies can't go on as is, land and property theft is against any nation laws but yet Israel continues ignore this right and even builds settlements for it's settlers on STOLEN Palestinian land were in many cases the settlers force the rightful owners to leave their land and homes at at gun point.

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Well Done Japan, and Thank You for supporting this Just Cause.

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Some people believe in the in inalienable rights of self determination and governance. The indigenous population of the region rejected having their land stolen and being made 2nd class in a Jewish state. 

The majority of land owned by the original Jewish settlers wasn’t stolen, it was purchased after the fall of the Ottoman Empire, legally.

The indigenous population of the region rejected having their land stolen and being made 2nd class in a Jewish state. 

The proposed state would have given Arabs and Jews equal rights

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More than 35000 deaths..

STOP THE GENOCIDE !!..

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""Japan's stance on the conflict has generally aligned with that of the United States. However, last week, it was among 143 states and territories that supported a U.N. General Assembly resolution advocating full Palestinian membership in the United Nations and calling for the Security Council to reconsider the matter favorably.""

Well Done Japan, Justice Will Always Prevail.

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Bill Clinton years ago actually offered the Palestinian state in negotiations and they refused it. Israel had agreed. So some of the current problems are their own making.

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@リッチ

Bill Clinton years ago actually offered the Palestinian state in negotiations and they refused it. Israel had agreed. So some of the current problems are their own making.

The devil usually is in detail, what kind deal inside of that agreement? They don't agree must be a reason.

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Palestinians FORCED FROM THIER HOMELND to make way for the creation of Israel "

Thats the truth in a nutshell.

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The devil usually is in detail, what kind deal inside of that agreement? They don't agree must be a reason.

Arafat wanted a full right of return for Palestinian refugees back into Israel proper. He refused to negotiate unless that was fully on the table

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About a thousand people, including Palestinians and their supporters, rallied in Tokyo on Wednesday to commemorate 76 years since Palestinians were forced from their homeland to make way for the creation of Israel.

Even regular peaceful protest being disrupted, we all know by "who".

https://www.arabnews.jp/en/japan/article_118791/

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Grabbing other people land just won't be enough for them.

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Palestinians FORCED FROM THIER HOMELND to make way for the creation of Israel "

Thats the truth in a nutshell.

Bingo.

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Palestinians FORCED FROM THIER HOMELND to make way for the creation of Israel "

You mean after the Palestinians refused to accept the partition plan and immediately started attacking Jews, right? Oh and they weren’t forced, they left voluntarily.

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@JboneInTheZone

You mean after the Palestinians refused to accept the partition plan and immediately started attacking Jews, right?

Tell again, how much of that land being returned?

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/5/15/nakba-mapping-palestinian-villages-destroyed-by-israel-in-1948

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Tell again, how much of that land being returned?

It would have dividedPalestine into three parts: an Arab state, a Jewish state, and the City of Jerusalem. The Jewish state would have been 56.47% of the total land, or 14,100 square kilometers, while the Arab state would have been 42%, or 11,100 square kilometers. The remaining 2% would have been an international zone.

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Why should Palestinians accept a "plan " in which they were not involved in discussing ?

Some famous words from a British Leader ..."I do not propose to involve the NATIVE POPULATION " in these talks "

Read some history on the over bearing tactics used by Britain and others to enforce a deal that excluded the original inhabitants.

And google this...no questions from you to me....research is a learning task

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@JboneInTheZone

That 42% now is being under settlement now, nice trick.

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Well done to all of those who showed up. The world is slowly but surely seeing the Zionist crimes for what they are.

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Japan is a democratic nation where foreign residents are permitted to rally and protest en masse on the streets. Unlike so many nations on earth where this would not be allowed.

This is what freedom looks like - whether you support the message or not. Kudos to Japan for being tolerant and supportive.

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The majority of land owned by the original Jewish settlers wasn’t stolen, it was purchased after the fall of the Ottoman Empire, legally.

6.6% according to historical records.

The proposed state would have given Arabs and Jews equal rights

Which state proposal are we talking about? The 1947 UN partition plan (Resolution 181) proposed 2 states. As far as I'm aware Israel has never proposed a single state solution with full equal rights.

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Well done to all of those who showed up. The world is slowly but surely seeing the Zionist crimes for what they are.

Well said Nancy!

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Why should Palestinians accept a "plan " in which they were not involved in discussing ?

They rejected it out of hand without even trying to re-negotiate terms. Instead of trying to re-negotiate they immediately turned to conflict

”The partition plan was rejected out of hand by Palestinian Arab leadership and by most of the Arab population. Meeting in Cairo on November and December 1947, the Arab League adopted a series of resolutions endorsing a military solution to the conflict.

https://courses.lumenlearning.com/suny-hccc-worldhistory2/chapter/the-partitioning-of-palestine/#:~:text=The%20partition%20plan%20was%20rejected,military%20solution%20to%20the%20conflict.

I do not propose to involve the NATIVE POPULATION " in these talks

Who said this and when? I can’t find any results when quickly searching Google

Read some history on the over bearing tactics used by Britain and others to enforce a deal that excluded the original inhabitants.

And google this...no questions from you to me....research is a learning task

Okay I did some research like you suggested. Here’s what I found: “The declaration called for safeguarding the civil and religious rights for the Palestinian Arabs, who composed the vast majority of the local population….”

So it looks like you were wrong

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That 42% now is being under settlement now, nice trick.

Then maybe they should have agreed to the Partition plan and not have attacked Israelis at the time if they don’t want to lose land. I have news for you: when you lose a war you usually end up losing land.

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6.6% according to historical records.

No, you’re reading my post incorrectly. I said The majority of land owned by the original Jewish settlers wasn’t stolen, it was purchased after the fall of the Ottoman Empire, legally.

Which state proposal are we talking about? The 1947 UN partition plan (Resolution 181) proposed 2 states.

You’re correct I meant to type “states” not “state”

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No, you’re reading my post incorrectly. I said The majority of land owned by the original Jewish settlers wasn’t stolen, it was purchased after the fall of the Ottoman Empire, legally.

Sorry, I'm not following. So you're saying a majority of the 6.6% of the land owned by Jews in 1947 was bought and not stolen? That's still 6.6%. Semantic gymnastics don'r alter it.

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Sorry, I'm not following. So you're saying a majority of the 6.6% of the land owned by Jews in 1947 was bought and not stolen?

Yes

That's still 6.6%. Semantic gymnastics don'r alter it.

Theres no “semantic gymnastics” just because you can’t understand the post. If you want to talk about overall land ownership of the area we can but that’s not what my point was addressing

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Theres no “semantic gymnastics” just because you can’t understand the post. If you want to talk about overall land ownership of the area we can but that’s not what my point was addressing

So WHAT is the purpose of pointing out that the 6.6% of the land they actually owned wasn't stolen?

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So WHAT is the purpose of pointing out that the 6.6% of the land they actually owned wasn't stolen?

That is the point. That Jewish settlers didn’t “steal” the majority of land they were using when they originally moved over

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That is the point. That Jewish settlers didn’t “steal” the majority of land they were using when they originally moved over

Your original point was that the Palestinians rejected the partition plan of 1947.

At that time 6.6% of the land was Jewish owned, less than 30% of the population was Jewish, 77% of which were newly arrived European immigrants who arrived less than a generation ago.

The partition plan offered the Jews 56% of the land. Do you think any sane, rational individual would accept such a proposal? Why should such an act be demonized?

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Your original point was that the Palestinians rejected the partition plan of 1947.

Yes they did

The partition plan offered the Jews 56% of the land. Do you think any sane, rational individual would accept such a proposal? Why should such an act be demonized?

If we’re looking at it retrospectively then of course they should have taken the deal.

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These people have nothing better to do with their life then gather for protests on the streets causing traffic pileup, disturb and block other people walking by! And all this on a workday Wednesday showing they are all probably unemployed or do bare minimum part time jobs at the bottom of the barrel! Go back to your countries if you want to protest on the roads!!!

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Mr. Kipling

Remember this next time a zealot flies a plane into a building. They don't hate the USA because of your wonderful breakfast cereal options. But because your government supports and encourages the displacement and genocide of Palestinians.

As if the rest of the Arab world give a rat's ass about Palestinians. They only care about Palestine in so far as its useful in their endless hatred for Israel.

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Won’t bother trying to argue or engage with the usual noise makers, so today will leave this simple and straightforward forward talk by Dr Sam Harris. ( who is hardly the bastion of right wing pro-Israeli extremism , just a simple voice of pure intellectual reason )

For those that still have the humility to question themselves have a listen. See how long you last. It’s like a Wim Hof ice bath challenge. Harris is not a Mosab , nor a Douglas Murray type , not in any way a confrontationist by trade and carries no real agenda either. Just simple straight talk that pegs the mob mentality that we see here and elsewhere on a daily basis. The angry spokespeople for all-that’s-good-in-world types.

Check yourself in here. Best take I’ve heard yet from the best guy to do it.

Enjoy and see y’all the morrow innit! Peace!

https://youtu.be/o54H2KP_JJ4?si=CUgnjI7yiaTVEdoq

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76 years of "displacement"? That applies almost to everyone on the planet. How much history do they want to roll back. Should Germans have a right to return to what is today Poland and Russia?

The Arabs who fled during the wars at the establishment of Israel are the only group of people who seem to have granted a permanent, inheritable "refugee status".

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The Nakba, meaning "catastrophe" in Arabic, is seen by Palestinians

The term "Palestinians" is always bandied about, but there has never been a country with its own history, culture, and language called "Palestine". The term itself is political rethoric, because "muslim Arabs" would not have the same emotional impact.

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More than 35000 deaths..

STOP THE GENOCIDE !!..

Not a headline in 1944: “More than 350,000 German civilian deaths. STOP THE GENCIDE!!”

If your elected leaders start a war, you pay the price. Always has been, always will be.

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The partition plan offered the Jews 56% of the land. Do you think any sane, rational individual would accept such a proposal? Why should such an act be demonized?

Look at a partition map. Did “Palestinians” want to live in the Negev Desert most of which was assigned to Israel? I don’t think so.

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Anonymous

Not a headline in 1944: “More than 350,000 German civilian deaths. STOP THE GENCIDE!!”

If your elected leaders start a war, you pay the price. Always has been, always will be.

Exactly. The term "genocide" is totally abused here. This is a war, not a "genocide". And sadly, in every war innocent people die. And Hamas can end this war at any time by surrendering (as Germany did in WW2).

Sidenote: The death figures coming from the Hamas run Gaza health ministry never mention how many of the dead are Hamas militants. They make it seem as if the IDF has the supernatural ability to kill only civilians, but never any Hamas militants. That in itself would be astounding.

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Zaphod

Today 02:50 pm JST

Anonymous

> Not a headline in 1944: “More than 350,000 German civilian deaths. STOP THE GENCIDE!!”

> If your elected leaders start a

war, you pay the price. Always has been, always will be.

> Exactly. The term "genocide" is totally abused here. This is a war, not a "genocide".

Think about it a little bit, maybe the words aren't mutually exclusive

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ian

Think about it a little bit, maybe the words aren't mutually exclusive

That is correct. E.g. Hitler conducted a genocide while conducting a war. But the IDF in Gaza does nothing of the sort. The population of area is about 2 million, and even if you take the death figures published by Hamas (the UN now officially doubts them) at face value, they do not make dent population-wise. To compare that with Hitlers genodice or the Turkish Armenian genocide is absurd.

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The People of Palestine were forced out of their homes at gun point and under heavy machine guns fire 76 years ago exactly in the same manner they are being forced to flee for their children and own lives today in Gaza.

Over and over again Israel has used the very same tactics of attacking Civilians to create fear and panic among the population causing them to flee leaving everything behind.

It happened in 1948, 1976, and now in Gaza BUT now for the very first time in Israel's and the Palestinians history the Palestinians are putting up a fight, Hamas has given them the means and the tools to fight back and stand their grounds.

If Hamas existed 76 years ago the Zionists would have never had a chance to create the so called Israel today.

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