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FELDSTED – Conflict, discrimination and hatred suck the joys of life from us replacing compassion and empathy with soul-destroying darkness

 


Demonstrations held across Canada amid escalating conflict between Israel and Palestinians ~~ CBC News // May 16, 2021


Tense standoff in Winnipeg between opposing groups, big pro-Palestinian rallies in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal ... CLICK HERE for the full story

 

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Two words for these demonstrators: “Go Home!” Your family and community need you. Learn to live with and respect your neighbours. Leave old hatreds and prejudices in the past where they belong.   

They are here because they or older family members came to Canada to be free from conflicts and have an opportunity to build a secure future for themselves and their families.

They must not import middle east conflicts to Canada. Wars have never decided who is right – only who is left when the shooting is over.

If they are passionate about ending the Arab – Israeli conflict, go there and help broker peace. The conflict has been ongoing since May 15, 1948. For 73 years, and despite dozens of efforts to broker peace, strife has continued with occasional flare-ups of open warfare.

Currently, extremist elements are testing the resolve of US president Biden to continue support for Israel. The United Nations was formed to keep the peace among nations and has utterly failed to do so.

The Arab – Israel conflict will continue until both sides are tired of the distrust, eternal vigilance, hatred, insecurity, killing, loss of life, mourning and weeping.

Conflict, discrimination and hatred suck the joys of life from us replacing compassion and empathy with soul-destroying darkness. We need not go there and settle for crumbs of a fragile peace instead of a whole and healthy life.  

 

John Feldsted ... is a political commentator, consultant, and strategist. He makes his home in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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  1. Israel has offered a Peace Plan, and settlement on 5 different occasions, but the leader of the Palestinians turned it down each time. Now when one protest's on the side of Israel, they agree that Israel has a right to exist, and that Israel has a Right to defend herself. As for those protesting on the side of the Palestinians, speaks for itself.

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