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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:29 PM
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Tens of Thousands Rally in Israel for Gaza Pullout
Tens of Thousands Rally in Israel for Gaza Pullout

Sat May 15, 2004 01:38 PM ET


TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Israelis rallied on Saturday to pressure Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to push ahead with his stalled Gaza pullout plan after Palestinian militants dealt Israel's army its deadliest blow in two years.

Crowds poured into Tel Aviv's main square for the start of what leftist organizers hoped would grow into one of the biggest demonstrations in years by Israel's "peace camp," largely dormant since the outbreak of a Palestinian uprising in 2000.

The killing of 13 soldiers by militants in the Gaza Strip this week has deepened already strong public support in Israel for a unilateral Gaza withdrawal rejected by Sharon's right-wing Likud party, opinion polls show.

Saturday's rally was intended to evoke memories of the public clamor that led to Israel's 2000 withdrawal from southern Lebanon after a 22-year occupation that cost the lives of hundreds of troops in fighting against Hizbollah guerrillas.

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http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews...
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:54 PM
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1. Tens of Thousands Rally in Israel for Gaza Pullout
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20040515/wl...

As we no of the Lying Whore Media, Tens of Thousands = Tens of Hundreds of Thousands!
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mulethree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:01 PM
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8. "more than 100,000 people rallied " link also reuters
Edited on Sat May-15-04 04:03 PM by mulethree
Gaza Pullout Rally Draws 100,000 in Israel

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews...
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Darranar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:16 PM
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9. "Up to 150,000," according to Aljazeera...
Edited on Sat May-15-04 04:19 PM by Darranar
Israelis rally in favour of Gaza pullout

If 150,000 is accurate, it's approximately equivalent to a rally of 7 million in the US.
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:58 PM
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12. 'no' = 'know'
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 02:03 PM
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2. This story is rated (current average rating is 4.40) in my experience
Edited on Sat May-15-04 02:07 PM by dArKeR
a controversial story on yahoo is usually rated 3.0 to 3.4.

Take a look at the associated pic.

I told you most of Jewish people are good people. It's the leadership that are maggots the same as Bush and the Repukes and most Americans are very good people if the American Media Whores published the truth. RICO!
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iamjoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:12 PM
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4. The Sign with Hebrew Letters...
it's Shalom, or Peace.

I believe that most Israelis (and most Palestinians) want peace, especially the more secular ones. But there are some religious extremists. On the Jewish side, they believe they are entitled to all of that land because the bilbe says so. The Muslims see this as a Jihad. Both groups of extremists see nothing wrong with slaughtering innocents to further their cause.
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nodehopper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:18 PM
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10. who did you have to convince that the Jewish people are good people?
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mulethree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:43 PM
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11. the palestinians who owned the ground they live on?
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Darranar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:40 PM
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15. So, the "Jewish people" live on...
Edited on Sat May-15-04 08:40 PM by Darranar
what was once Palestinian land?

What about those not Israeli?
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nodehopper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 03:44 AM
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18. Difference between Israelis who live on Occupied Territories and Jews
in general didn't occur to you?
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mulethree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 10:38 AM
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20. It is a thread about Israeli's marching, not diaspora
and it's not just 'occupied territories' which are lands taken from rightful Palestinian owners. The UK and the UN were wrong to ever mandate a 2 state system over the objection of every single neighbor state and the people who lived there.
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nodehopper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 11:26 AM
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22. Then say Israelis, not Jews.
And while I condemn the illegal occupation of Palestine that is perpetuated by Israelis today, the people who live in the state of Israel today, who were born long after the partition and had nothing to do with that can't be assessed as good or not good people, especially as an ethnic group based on that. Are "Americans" bad people en masse because 4 centuries ago in another historical travesy they took the land from the Indians?
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:33 PM
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14. Myself
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nodehopper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 03:45 AM
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19. Well, gosh, let's hope you convinced yourself.
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:07 PM
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3. Kick
Kick
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iamjoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:12 PM
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5. What Does "Kick" Mean? n/t
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:18 PM
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7. It's just placeholder text - post is to get the story back to pg. 1 of LBN
NT!

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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:13 PM
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6. OMG!!! That is absolutely wonderful.
Too bad that cannot arrange to march alongside the Palestinians who also seek peace.

However, that pro-peace anti-Likud rally is just awesome and brings hope to the situation,...at least in my heart and mind.
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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:15 PM
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13. Haaretz story: Over 150,000 attend rally calling for Gaza withdrawal
More than 150,000 people attended a left wing demonstration at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv on Saturday evening under the banner 'get out of Gaza and start talking."

Event organizers assessed that some 250,000 were present, Army Radio reported.

The rally opened at 8 P.M. with a minute of silence to commemorate the 13 Israel Defense Forces soldiers killed in the Gaza Strip over the past week.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/427546.html
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:49 PM
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16. SEE!!!! THE PEOPLE WANT PEACE!!! The leaderships SUCK!!!
People want peace among one another. Humanity does embrace itself.

These wacko freaks in leadership are committing violence against humanity with their power-mongering, greedy, arrogant abuses against us all.

HUMANITY EMBRACES ITSELF!!!!

PEOPLE DEMAND PEACE!!!!
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keithyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 09:31 PM
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17. You are right. The same is true of real patriotic Americans!
In due season, the will of the people will prevail.
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 10:53 AM
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21. "The will of the people will prevail."
I thought that was worth repeating, Keithyboy.

:bounce:
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phoebe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 11:35 AM
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23. so we may at last see the demise of Sharon.
Edited on Sun May-16-04 11:36 AM by phoebe
This cannot be good news for him and his supporters though they will play it down, or try to ignore it completely. I suspect some rather ugly tactics are going to be used in order to quash the opposition, not unlike what has been going on here, before we see new leadership in Israel.
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 12:20 PM
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24. Watch out for Sharon's steam rolling tanks!!! Protesters are #1 targets!!!
God bless every one of them!!!
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