Originally Posted by Lightrise
Yes I am aware of the history and I was just waiting for someone to win the prize. Congratulations! It won't be long until someone says, but God gave Israel the land. But what everyone forgets is that God didn't tell them they could keep it if they were disobedient. It is so sad that the Israeli government has done so much to make matters worse with the settlements. While I support their right to exist one cannot ignore the 18 years of occupation in Lebannon and where that led. It's such a mess over there and while they've had more of their share of trouble that government often makes things worse.
Don't worry, it's Donger that doesn't know the history of the ME. He thinks it only started after WWII.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison