Re: Women in Israel/Palestine

Author Subject: Re: Women in Israel/Palestine
Lance Greole Posted At 22:56:45 02/26/2003
I would like to offer my sincerest support to the idea that Isreali women should be allowed to fight for there country. It is wrong to deny anyone the right to fight for there beliefs. And as I, as a man I think that any guy who doesnt want the women to fight is an idiot! Better them than me I alway say!!! LOL.
Stacyan I smell a sexist pig! (Currently 0 replies)
Posted At 22:13:34 05/25/2003

Who are you?? Why would you post such a sexist comment? You are not at all concerned with Women's Rights you are just concerned about your own selfish life, you really couldn't care less if women get to do other they are disadvantaged of as long as it does not somehow affect your own status.

As for everyone else who are so sorry for Israelis and their plight in having Palestinians attack them, where was your empathy and support for Palestinians when Israelis attacked and still continue to attack them. Be an informed consumer of media hype. WAR is wrong no matter who is involved because no one wins in the short or the long run.

I do believe that women should be given the right to do as they wish in whatever they choose to venture into. However, there is a line to everything and I do not think that giving women the right to go to war will improve their place in Israel. Quite frankly the government if ever they made such a thing possible will not be thinking of womenís rights but how to further secure men's privilege.

One must always be suspect of sudden change of hearts especially when it comes from institutions that spell MEN.
Francisca Re: Women in Israel/Palestine (Currently 0 replies)
Posted At 11:28:24 03/17/2004

I've been reading all the responses to emails and I think it's a shame that people, in 2004, including myself, can't seem to put aside their thoughts, opinions and prejudices about Palestinians and Israelis. The question is not who started what and we're right and they're wrong. No! The question is when will all this bitter fighting stop. There's been killing of innocent people for over 50 years and things don't seem to be improving....WHY!!!!! Because we are not trying hard enough. Everyone in the West, especially the U.S. are consumed in their own little world. This country was so distraught over 9/11 and the thousands of innocent people who unfortunately died but here's a newsflash, 9/11 happens everyday in other parts of the world. Let's put aside judgement and let's talk about solutions. There will be no peace or resolution without communication. If we can't do it in the U.S., then how are people in Israel supposed to set aside their hurt and anguish long enough to establish a nation for both Palestinians and Jews. The problem is not going to go away, so what's the solution? You tell me.

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