(Source: Matt Viser. Attempted objectivity: An analysis of the New York Times and Ha'aretz and their portrayals of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics. 2003, Vol. 8, No. 4, 114–120. )A 2003 study in The Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics found that Haaretz reporting was more favorable to Israelis than Palestinians and more likely to report stories from the Israeli side
-If that's the definition of an "anti-Israel" newspaper, then I wonder what you would call a paper reporting with a Palestinian bias.
I refered to them as israeli source, since they have an israeli domain. News found from them look to me as a hunt for sensationalism. One can find pro and con Israel. In both cases it usually screams lust for sensation. And the spark of truth would have to be found through more investigation.
I don't think the problem is hunger so much, as in getting the correct nutrition, something which would be obvious as the population depends on International Aid, also would explain obesity. I think if people would starve there we would've heard a lot more about it.
Oh, though I do agree that the rich people there (mostly Hamas affiliated folks) can afford better food, because all kind of supplies get smuggled in, but I reckon it's more expensive that the stuff the Aid organizations hand out. But I say that based on logic.
Also the major reason why the economy of Gaza is in shambles is because of 2 major things. First is the blockade that Israel placed after hamas gained control over Gaza and second the war that occurred a few years ago. During the war Israel destroyed key area's (airports, powerplant, still under construction port) and as far as I know people in gaza never really managed to recover since they didn't have the materials needed to rebuild.
Also the reason why Egypt is assisting Israel right now is the same reason why it has always. Egypt is getting money from the US and right now the Egyptian government can't afford (the whole revolution thing did hurt them financially ) angering the US will probably stop the foreign aid.
Source United Nations.
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.as...=#.ULD9XIaC-ksMeanwhile, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) was scheduled to begin food distributions for more than 30,000 people to prevent the conflict from deepening hunger in Gaza, which is already a food-insecure area.
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But I can assure you that you can reason with him. He tries to be fair, if you show the same fairness in return.
We are on MMOC.. we are not, not should we be an extention of the war front and zone.
I believe we, the rather neutral and directly un-effected people should be happy for every first hand experience contribution.
It's easy for us to judge and prejudge. The bullets don't fly around our heads.
We are safe and many of us were rather worried about the steal they can make on black friday, or to get a turkey leg..
I love reading accounts from both sides. It helps me to find a middle ground.
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I am also not under the illusion that everyone on the other side is a terrorist, and I don't condone any sort of harm directly aimed at civilians.
Despite what people around the world might think, we are not monsters, I only want to live in peace at the land I consider my home- and even though I understand the other side can not accept me being here, I can't get up and leave. I won't. This is my home, I have no other.
What I would like to see is peace, to coexist with our neighours and maybe even be friends, but if that is not an option I would settle at not being under constant rocket and bombing threats. I hope people on the other side will accept that to.
What I do fear though, is that Hamas can't accept my presence here, and that's a huge issue.
Well, I hope things will be better.
Also, if you read back in this thread you see a huge amount of unbased hatred, even going as far as claiming Jews are happy the Holocaust happens, that is an awful notion, that just shows how little people understand and how much hate they are fed- these things disturb me even more, because I can understand why Hamas would hate me, but that people who are completly unattached to the situation on a personnal level would think those things... I can't understand it.
JeDayKeen it must be terrible to have rockets aimed at your house, but what is your stand about collective punishment? do you think that make people listen less to fundamentalists?
If you know why Hamas would hate you, now why are the Israel government taking every opportunity to give Hamas a excuse to hate? Wildtree and I have taken up the similarity to the Palestinian and Ireland conflict, and I can only note that government of Israel are doing the opposite to what the British government did to end the conflict.
What I think, and note I am not a great politician, that could help better the situation is improving the economic status in the Strip, but it's easier said then done... Also, I think improving personal freedom in the Strip (forming a real democracy, freedom of speech and religion) will greatly benefit the process. I think Israel is missing a golden chance in the West Bank just because the situation there is getting so much better, the ground is right for fruitful peace talks (Gaza, not so much...).
And I am against collective punishment, obviously. I think if a closure is imposed on the Strip against the import of guns and weapon parts, it should focus on that (and I think this is where the situation is headed, there are already all sort of changes in the system since the fighting stopped).
I butchered that analogy but my point makes sense lol.
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Originally Posted by High Overlord Saurfangi7-860 @2.8GHz | Radeon HD 7770 | 8GB DDR3-1333MHz | Corsair CX 430W |
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The Middle East has caused enough problems for the past 2000 years. If they didn't have oil under that desert, I couldn't see why any rational country would fund that area of the world. Once all the oil is drilled from the sand, I hope all those animals in the Middle East wipe themselves out and do the rest of the world a favor for waisting recourses trying to police them
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Also, no politician (including the Iranian president) from those 3 countries has ever said they wanted to wipe Israel off the map. I love how you're basing your entire argument on an American media (which is hugely biased and non-objective) report where the Iranian president supposedly said he wanted to wipe Israel off the map, which was actually later established to have been a mistranslation.
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