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http://www.theblaze.com/stories/too-hot-for-the-huffpo-read-the-gaza-flotilla-blog-post-they-wouldnt-publish/

This article, and then the one on Powerline, made me consider something. Putting two and two together about something that was really one of my really first big political issues.

This goes way back. The sixth grade, just me trying to figure out the world. And towards the end of one of my classes we had to read correspondents between an Israeli citizen, and a Palestinian.

Long Story short (could not tell you most of it even if I wanted to) I remember stating, or forming the opinion, that you could not give a state to a terrorist entity. Or those who do not deserve it.

Now this is the opinion of a sixth grader so it was crude and simplistic, but it seems to stand.

In this case.

Whether or not the Palestinians deserve their own state, or that is a reasonable argument for them not having one, is really beside the point.

The fact remains is, they have, and it escaped my own notice.

To the layman or to the person trying to be ignorant on the issue, this probably has not occurred to many people.

But when Gaza was handed over, as the article and current world affairs supports, the Palestinians have their own state.

Of course, now they want more. It’s not enough.

And since they have gotten it they have fired rockets, and continued terrorist attacks, and continue to attempt to kill Israeli Citizens.

The area is run by a terrorist organization that wants to wipe our Israel.

Who, as the article purports, their rise to power was not entirely democratic.

The historical parallels here are quite astounding.

You have a group, a political, cultural, and even religious…especially in this case… who is trying to absorb more land, from an already existing country…claiming it as their own…and this group came to power through Democratic means but kept power not through a ballot box…and then began a campaign to wipe out the Jews.

Sound familiar?

If Israel is to survive, and if we are going to know who to stand with, we must look at the past, to try to predict the future. Especially when the parallels are so clear, and the rhetoric so deadly.

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As many people may have heard Israel has opened up another round of peace negotiations.

According to this story from the Blaze, (first time linking a story to the Blaze, the new opinion site from Glenn Beck, squuuuueeee), Israel is willing to divide up neighborhoods in Jerusalem in order to accommodate the Muslim population in the region, and form two separate states in the region.

Now, this is…a very bad idea.

I do not know exactly why it is such a bad idea but it is one.

They should be working on building a future together, as one nation, as one people. They may be able to accomplish so much together, as they can apart.

Plus the terrorists don’t want this, the bad guys do not want this, this is the albatross that they have held over the world.

In Facebook there was an article…an opinion thing…posted by the group “The Truth about Israel’s defensive actions against the flotilla.” posted an issue of what to do about Zionism in academia.

It has occurred to me, with this whole debate, really has a lot to do with the debate that has gone on with issues of divine providence and Manifest Destiny the issue really is the similar.

Does Israel have the fundamental right to survive? Of course it does.

The Prime Minister should do everything to encourage a debate but there is very little other that then he, or anyone else, can legitimately do.

But that is the issue, just what is Zionism?

And just what else can we do?

Should Israel divide itself into two separate nation states?

I think this is a fundamental question.

One that we have gone through in our history of this Nation.

I have been watching a lot of Glenn Beck recently, trying to catch up…I got…a little behind :P. Anyways about the Native Americans…I had no illusions that they were not barbaric but a different and advanced society. I just did not know how advanced, or the significance of it.

I suggest that you find Beck’s Civil Rights Special and watch it for yourself.

It occurred to me just how history would have been different had we united with the Native Americans instead of becoming two separate entities.

What would have happened had we become one?

I mean maybe I am having a slight fantasy or dream here but it would be something.

Granted America in many ways is the story of unification and trying to move beyond differences.

Can we not try the same thing in this instance?

Again this could be a dream and there are parties all across the world that are trying to ensure that this never happens, but I think that this is the key.

Politicians and people all over the world are going to try to tell us that this can never happen. And that what to do about Israel, the Middle East, and Iran is going to be an important issue in the upcoming elections.

We are going to be told various things and posturing from all sides.

I just think that we need to show solidarity. Israel and the Jews have a right to exist like anyone else. I think Sarah Palin has the right idea actually, or similar.

We need to show solidarity with our friends, and our allies.

People of all faiths, persuasions, must come together in support.

We do not need to send ships, missiles, planes, or soldiers there. We do not have to invade.

But we must show the world that any Nation has the fundamental right to survive, to make their own mistake, and their own way in the world.

Because we have made our own mistakes.