Thursday, March 18, 2010

U.S. President Obama Denies Crisis with Israel


Explain the current politics surrounding Jerusalem. Define your position regarding it, try to persuade me to think like you do. Currently we are studying the Crusades in World Studies. After explaining your postion regarding Jerusalem today, draw conclusions about how history might have contributed to today's problems.

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  1. Matt5,Casey5,Daniel5,Mauricio5March 18, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    Last week the Israelis were planning a new house settlement for the Jews people in Israel. Vice President Joe Biden was visiting in Israel at the time of this announcement. The U.S disagrees with Israel's decision of making this house settlement because Obama figures that this settlement will not help a peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians. Some people from Israel say Obama is anti-Semitic, anti-Israeli, and anti-Jewish. President Obama also said he dislikes Mr. Netanyahu and the people of Israel. In our opinion Obama needs to change his attitude against the Israeli people because the U.S and Israel are close allies and he shouldn't risk the relationship between the two countries. The Israelis took the Palestine's land away from them many years ago and there have been arguments and wars since then. Today the Palestinians want their own state in Israel, but Israel disagrees.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8573760.stm

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  2. Obama has been denying that there is any ties with Israel over settling. They are fighting with words over this. Obama believes that building new homes will not be helpful because there is already an attempt to make a peace agreement with the Israelis and Palestinians and Israel made a bad decision wanting to do that. We have close relationships with Israel and we don't want that to leave. We also think that it's a bad idea to do this because they need to have peace but it seems like Israel is thinking of ways to not create the peace.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8573760.stm

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  3. This article is trying to say that President Barack Obama is trying to ruin ties with the Israelis and Palestinians. Their proof is that he goes to an anti-semitic church. It might be true but maybe that's not the only reason he goes there. Besides Obama has never done anything to show he's against these countries and people. We think that the press is making up stuff about the president to get people to want to keep the countries relationship with them.

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  4. In an interview with Israel Army Radio, Mr Ben-Artzi said Mr Netanyahu should learn from previous Israeli prime ministers. And when the US tried to intervene in anything related to Jerusalem, they told them no. And according the them, Obama disliked Mr. Netanyahu alone, but he also "dislikes the people of Israel".

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  5. Jerusalem is continuing to grow. This week the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made it clear that a settlement building in east Jerusalem would continue, in a move to further heighten tensions with key ally the United States. US administration officials including Biden and US secretary of state Hilary Clinton have slammed both the new construction and the timing of last week's announcement as insulting and destructive to peace efforts. My position is that new construction would help Israel and the good effects will conquer the bad effects. Isn't all growth good growth? There are some issues surrounding the issue but the truth is that it will stimulate the economy and help Israel grow in future success of the country. Early history of the region shows fight for control of the city of Jerusalem, but this new constructive developments will help secure confidence that Jerusalem is a safe and well-governed city.

    www.rational-skepticism.org/news-politics/israel-continues-building-settlements-jerusalem-expansion-t2164-60.html

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  6. On Wednesday, 5 September 2001, European foreign representatives as well as members of Rabbis for Human Rights, Law, Jerusalem Task Force and Meretz visited the Palestinian families, whose houses are threatened with demolition. All foreign representatives present expressed disapproval of and clearly condemned the Israeli policy of Palestinian property destruction.

    http://www.orienthouse.org/press/Release/Sept20.01.html

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  7. The current policies around Jerusalem is that there are things going around about people having to be treated equally. So, now that all of these policies are going around and people have to follow by it, it is important to also make a difference by standing up to what you believe in without putting oneself in harms matters. Right now I am studying the Crusades in World Studies, and now the position Jerusalem is in, in impacting others. The today's problem will slowly end up solving itself over time.

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  8. Israel is closely allied with the United States. We are closely bonded with them. We cannot break up the bond because Barack Obama promised it would last. If that promise is broken, it would keep the world's eyes peeled. They would be looking around, not giving other countries the benefit of the doubt. The crisis between Washington and Israel must be fixed immediately. Obama does not like the Israeli people because of religion. You have to respect people for what they believe; it does not affect you.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8573760.stm

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  9. Michelle3,Haley3,Dominic3April 7, 2010 at 5:38 PM

    Obama stated that the new settlement homes were not helpful for building a peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians. The Palestine Authority refuses to have direct talks with Israel because they wont put a stop to settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. I think Palestine is being stubborn. Jews are people to, they just have a different religion. You shouldn't be denied housing because of your religion. Israel is being very welcoming by building this housing. I think because of all the religious wars there is still tension between all of the countries that were involved.

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