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January 04, 2010

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ilona@israel

"It was, he wrote, a land of kites and crows with virtually no signs of human civilization"-thats exactly what makes me nervious. after the growth of economy in this region there was many arabs who settled here. and now they cliam this earth is their! guys-the desert that was here maybe yours but state-ours. we crated it, we bought land here we won it in different wars, historically its our...what else do you need ?????

cheap ed hardy

after the growth of economy in this region there was many arabs who settled here. and now they cliam this earth is their! guys-the desert that was here maybe yours but state-ours. we crated it, we bought land here we won it in different wars, historically its our...what else do you need ?????

Mohammad

It's amazing how you completely failed to comment on what Obama said, and went on tangent about this historical 'right to land' non sense which I can easily challenge with this simple argument..
If the Jews have a right to occupy and take over Palestine simply because it was theirs at some point in time or another, then the native Americans have a right to rise up and take back North America, committing countless war crimes along the way, with the unconditional aid and support of a given superpower of course! And no politician or law maker in the said superpower shall dare to criticize the native Americans on how ruthless they are in their methods (i.e. apartheid), or else they risk their political careers.
You simply cannot be objective about these matters can you? You Zionist hypocrite.

Kenrick Hackett

This is the first I have learned that my letter to Professor Jaffa was published and now I look forward to reading his entire response. Professor Jaffa is a serious scholar and if he does justice to the subject of Israel and natural law, he would refer to scholarship of the era, not simply the travelogues of Mark Twain. Moreover, though the case can certainly be made that the concept of natural law is a product of Western civilization, by the terms of its own identity it must have universal application. In this sense, the U.S. Declaration of Independence's "All men are created equal..." refers to all human beings, not simply Americans. It is a fact that the U.S. has made this simple truth the foundation of our national ethos and other nations have not; but the truth of the proposition itself remains universal. Natural law is based on the notion that there is a fundamental human nature that cuts across all ethnic and tribal and religious and national boundaries inhering in our very humanity. Because of this it must apply to Christians and Jews and Muslims, Semites and Europeans and Africans alike. The starting point of Natural Law is equality; whatever deviates from that is distortion. That is the problem I see with both the Israeli and the Arab positions: each seems to take as its fundament that its group is superior and has superior rights over the other group which is inferior and has inferior rights.

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