I'm going to venture into the political arena here, because there's a question that's been burning in my mind for a long time, and most of you all here are more knowledgable on politics than myself. I've noticed over a period of time, that there seems to be an extreme bias against Israel in the Mid-East, and from countries outside that region. Basically it seems that whenever Israel is attacked by Palestine, that no big deal is made about it. But when Israel retaliates in self-defense, they are scorned and condemned as being inhumane and viscious by almost every surrounding country. The ironic thing is I have never seen Israel attack Palestine without being provoked first. But when they do respond in like manner, they're rebuked and distanced by their so-called Arab allies. I realize that there is a whole lot more fueling this conflict than simply violence, and that being the whole "territory" issue, which I still don't understand. And that's why I'm inquiring here. But the nations that criticize Israel, aren't criticizing their territorial issues, but rather Israels aggression, which to me seems justified. It seems that those nations such as Egypt, aren't really their allies, and they're looking for an excuse for them to distance themselves from Israel, by using Israel's so-called aggression as a reason. It basically seems like Israel is being set up. They're being provoked and forced to attack, so they look like the bad guy, and lose all those "allies" in the Mid-East. What is Israel supposed to do, just lie down, and allow all those maniac kamikaze bicycle bombers to spread terror all around their country ? I'm just sick of hearing about how evil Israel is, when they're simply dishing out what was initially dished at them. Am I missing something here, or is there some kind of conspiracy against Israel in the Mid-East ?
[ by Mick on May 20, 2001.]