A John Perry & Ruschmrtn Contribution:

Netanyahu  Responds

 Even  those who aren't particularly sympathetic to Israel 's Benjamin Netanyahu, could get a good measure of satisfaction from this interview with British Television during the retaliation against Hamas' shelling of  Israel .

The  interviewer asked him: "How come so many more Palestinians  have been killed in this conflict than  Israelis?"
Netanyahu:  "Are you sure that you want to start asking in that direction?"

Interviewer:   Why not?

Netanyahu:  "Because in World War II more Germans were killed than British and Americans combined, but there is no doubt in anyone's mind, that the war was caused by Germany 's aggression. And in response to the German blitz on London , the British wiped out the entire city of Dresden , burning to death more German civilians than the number of people killed in Hiroshima .

Moreover, I could remind you that in 1944, when the R.A.F. tried to bomb the Gestapo Headquarters in Copenhagen , some of the bombs missed their target and fell  on a Danish children's hospital, killing 83 little children.  Perhaps you have another  question?"
Benjamin  Netanyahu gave another interview and was asked about   Israel 's occupation of Arab lands. His response was, "It's  our land". The reporter was stunned - read below "It's our  land... It's important information since we don't get fair  and accurate reporting from the media and facts tend to get  lost in the jumble of daily events."

"Crash  Course on the Arab-Israeli Conflict."

 Here  are overlooked facts in the current & past Middle East  situation. These were compiled by a Christian university  professor:

  BRIEF  FACTS ON THE ISRAELI CONFLICT TODAY... (It takes just 1.5  minutes to read!)

  1.  Nationhood and Jerusalem : Israel became a nation in 1312 BC,  two thousand (2000) years before the rise of  Islam.

 2...  Arab refugees in Israel began identifying themselves as part  of a Palestinian people in 1967, two decades after the  establishment of the modern State of  Israel.
3.  Since the Jewish conquest in 1272 BC, the Jews have had  dominion over the land for one thousand (1000) years with a  continuous presence in the land for the past 3,300  years.
4.  The only Arab dominion since the conquest in 635 lasted no  more than 22 years.
5.  For over 3,300 years, Jerusalem has been the Jewish capital.    Jerusalem has never been the capital of any Arab or  Muslim entity. Even when the Jordanians occupied Jerusalem ,  they never sought to make it their capital, and Arab  leaders
did  not come to visit.
6.   Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in Tanach, the Jewish  Holy Scriptures.   Jerusalem is not mentioned even once  in the Koran.

 7.  King David founded the city of Jerusalem . Mohammed never  came to Jerusalem .
8.  Jews pray facing Jerusalem .  Muslims pray with their  backs toward Jerusalem .
9.  Arab and Jewish Refugees: in 1948 the Arab refugees were  encouraged to leave Israel by Arab leaders promising to  purge the land of Jews .  Sixty-eight percent left (many  in fear of retaliation by their own brethren, the Arabs),  without ever seeing an Israeli soldier. The ones who stayed  were afforded the same peace, civility, and citizenship  rights as everyone else.

  10.  The Jewish refugees were forced to flee from Arab lands due  to Arab brutality, persecution and  pogroms.

  11.  The number of Arab refugees who left Israel in 1948 is  estimated to be around 630,000. The number of Jewish  refugees from Arab lands is estimated to be the  same.
12.  Arab refugees were INTENTIONALLY not absorbed or integrated  into the Arab lands to which they fled, despite the vast  Arab territory. Out of the 100,000,000 refugees since World  War II, theirs is the only refugee group in the world that  has never been absorbed or integrated into their own  people's lands. Jewish refugees were completely absorbed  into Israel , a country no larger than the state of New  Jersey ...

  13.  The Arab-Israeli Conflict: the Arabs are represented by  eight separate nations, not including the Palestinians.  There is only one Jewish nation. The Arab nations initiated  all five wars and lost.   Israel defended itself each  time and won.
 14.  The PLO's Charter still calls for the destruction of the  State of Israel . Israel has given the Palestinians most of  the West Bank land, autonomy under  the
Palestinian  Authority, and has supplied them.
 15.  Under Jordanian rule, Jewish holy sites were desecrated and  the Jews were denied access to places of worship. Under  Israeli rule, all Muslim and Christian sites have been  preserved and made accessible to people of all  faiths.
16.  The UN Record on Israel and the Arabs: of the 175 Security  Council resolutions passed before 1990, 97 were directed  against Israel .
17.  Of the 690 General Assembly resolutions voted on before  1990, 429 were directed against   Israel .
18.  The UN was silent while 58   Jerusalem synagogues  were destroyed by the  Jordanians.

  19.  The UN was silent while the Jordanians systematically  desecrated the ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of  Olives .

 20.  The UN was silent while the Jordanians enforced an  apartheid-like a policy of preventing Jews from visiting the   Temple Mount and the Western  Wall.
These  are incredible times. We have to ask what our role should  be.  
What will we tell our grandchildren about what we did when there was a turning point in Jewish destiny, an opportunity to make a  difference?