This blog concerns everybody on this website and the purpose of the website. I am only using the Israel/Palestine issue as an example. For what it's worth.
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The Israel/Palestine issue was very ugly here this week. The "discussion" was as ugly as the conflict itself. .
First it was fought on a thread of mourning on a photo essay on the Holocaust where it didn't belong to begin with. Then I wrote a blog on War, This Website and Concession in which I stressed the need for concessions to be made on both sides in any conflict on this website if peace talks are to be successful. For what it's worth. Ialso stressed that peace talks between individuals are as important and sometimes more than peace talks between politicians.
Zion also posted a blog (Pallywood) which showed video footage of attrocities committed against Palestinians by Israelis which seemed obviously staged. As an advocate of the Palestinian cause, this was very disturbing to me. All the non-Zionists and anti-Zionists on the thread seemed to implicitly or explicitly agree that the videos were staged, for what it's worth, but no one offererd this as a true concession, not even me at first. There was only bullets and shelling and then no one was talking to each other at all. That is not a truce.
So I wrote another blog to Everyone on the Pallywood thread asking for further dialog and for certain guidelines to be followed. .So far complete silence except from Q. So last night I posted on Zion's thread a specific plan I tthought we could follow to make one tiny step toward peace, using the videos as a point of departure. iFor what it's worth. So far silence from the original eople involved.
Now after a music link I will repost what I wrote here. For what it's worth. It still stands as the best example I could come up with to ensure that this website be used as a means toward peace not war n ANY conflict. I have some to believe that peace talks here often must happen point by point, oncession by concession.
There is always the hope that in the silence someone will think about it. iFor what it's worth. Sometimes it takes a long time when you plant a seed to actually see anything grow. But I already told them I'm getting tired of it all.
I don't' know.
(Foaad, I can't post most links because I have no access to menus, but thanks for trying).
FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH (Buffalo Springfield 1967)
(You better stop, children. What's that sound?
EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT'S GOING DOWN).
Repost "My Concession to Zion".
I concede that some of this footage looks obviously staged. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. It is a very difficult concesson for me to make.
If I understood correctly, every non-Zionist on this thread seems to implicitly or explicitly admit this. So I would like to throw this question up for discusson:
How much of the media footage that is seen on crimes/violence committed against Palestinians might realistically have been staged? .005%? 1%? 5%? 20%? As high as 80 or 90%, Zion??????
Other specifically related questions may be: When did this staging perhaps begin? And how much Israeli footage is staged, and can proof be provided?
I do not think it would be fruitful at this point to talk about anything other than images in the media:: video and film footage and photographs.
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