A Beginner's Guide to the Palestinian Conflict - With Cool Music

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  • TableForOne

    Brilliant. Thanks

    Putting any politics to one side, i now totally agree with Christpher Hitchens great piece of literature,

    "God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything."


  • fulltimestudent

    Thnx Cofty -

    I'm in a dark mood as I consider the personal tragedies in Ukraine and the Gaza strip and the poor bloody kids who have died in both tragedies.

    the self-evident truths in the video, earned a smile from me.

  • ILoveTTATT

    Politics and money make it a HARD problem... People thinking that it was God who gave them the land makes it VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE to solve.

  • cofty

    I think this cartoon over simplifies the issues - KateWild

    No shit!

    For a more thorough treatment of the history of the Middle East see...

    "The Great War For Civilisation" by Robert Fisk (one of the most compelling books I have ever read) and...

    "A History of The Modern Middle East - Fourth Edition" by William L. Clevland and Martin Bunton (one of the more heavy-going books I have ever read)

  • fulltimestudent


    Jeeezuuz! The modern Jewish state was born in terrorism, and continues to exist through terrorism.

  • KateWild

    No shit!-cofty

    hahahaha!!!! well mister you missed the point............it's not just about God......you owe me an apology now please Kate xx

  • cofty

    Kate - As a British Jew you would enjoy Fisk's book.

  • KateWild

    Kate - As a British Jew you would enjoy Fisk's book.-Cofty

    Would I?

    I much rather an apology cofty .....I need a good fiction book and not Tom Clancy or Lee Child...I am female. I might try Robert Fisk though. I have about three books on the go atm. Kate xx

  • James Brown
    James Brown

    Cofty, I just ordered Fisk "Great War for Civilization"

    from Amazon. Your description of it being compelling and

    then Amazons many favorable reviews inspired me.

    It seems like it might take a year to read. 1283 pages.

    I have more books than I have liftime left to read.

  • cofty

    Well done James Brown. It is an epic but I couldn't put it down.

    He has a lifetime of being a reporter of Middle East affairs.

    He even interviewed Bin Laden on at least one occassion.

    It is a book I would like to read again.

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