What a farce when two under investigation leaders like Trump and Netanyahu sit and gloat over the dedication of a U.S. embassy in Jerusalem and consider it a condition for bringing peace to the middle east but I guess that is the very definition of farce, a comedic drama. Apparently other nations find it a farce as well. Most declined to attend this “momentous” occasion.
When I consider the origin of the Jewish state and their rights to the region is a book I’m nearly speechless. I shouldn’t be surprised that at the ceremony Abraham was quoted as the definitive voice of god endowing the Jewish state with the right to Israel and Jerusalem. For centuries human beings have given credence to whatever their beliefs to justify basic inhumanity to man and woman. The Jewish people suffered. Black people suffered. Irish people suffered, Pakistani and Indian people suffered. Native American’s suffered. You find a people who have not suffered please let me know. We all have grievances. The sad thing is that the human race has not found a way to salve wounds without causing pain and suffering to any peoples not within their specific gang and that is what this is, gang mentality. What is probably more correct is blame the book and the deity for war, political, economic and social justice infractions. I hate to tell you this but god in whatever form doesn’t need the help we are providing to discriminate and cause to suffer and no book touted by Christians, Jews or Muslims is the definitive guide book especially as explained by followers.
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The people of Palestine are suffering. The unemployment rate in Gaza Strip was 43.6% compared with 18.1% in the West Bank in 2017, and the unemployment rate for males in Palestine was 22.3% compared with 47.4% for females. The highest unemployment rate in 2017 was 44.6% among youth aged 20-24 years. (www.pcbs.gov.ps/portals/_pcbs/PressRelease/Press_En_13-2-2018-LFYear-en.pdf). Thanks Mr. Trump and Mr. Netanyahu the peace process is moving along swimmingly.
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I’m not a diplomat. I don’t have extensive knowledge about the middle east but I do have a sense of fairness. This is not fair. It’s not equitable and the people of Palestine are protesting as should every conscious and caring human being no matter their religion, creed or race.
According to the World Bank, “Initial recovery from the 2014 war in Gaza has ended a short-lived growth spurt resulting in the deterioration of economic conditions. A recent liquidity squeeze in Gaza has led to a rapid collapse in humanitarian conditions, including access to medical treatment, electricity, and clean water.” https://youtu.be/sxtTYO6TmtI
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But Trump and Netanyahu and Kushner and Mnuchin, et al are having a party with an invocation by Ronald Jeffress, the bigot responsible for statements like“’you can’t be saved by being a Jew,’ and ‘Mormonism is a heresy from the pit of hell’. He’s bashed Islam as well. He is an equal opportunity bigot, a professed Christian. Not to put too fine a point to it, I got news for you Jeffress, it is ludicrous to think a 2700 year old book should be the basis of major decisions like who is entitled to Jerusalem particularly if you ignore those pesky ten commandments? Remember those? Even more important for someone who professes to be Christian maybe you should consider the words of the Golden Rule, Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you: do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. I guess the way it is interpreted is DO UNTO OTHERS whatever you can get away with especially if you can use the book to justify it and the other party is not in your gang.