Friday, June 28, 2013

Let's Define PEACE

I wish there were strict international labeling regulations.  People are trying to sell us a "peace" which doesn't comply with the meaning of the word, at least as I, a linguistic and grammatical purist, thinks it should be defined.

Definition of PEACE

: a state of tranquility or quiet: as
a : freedom from civil disturbance
b : a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom peace

: freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions
: harmony in personal relations
a : a state or period of mutual concord between governments
b : a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity
—used interjectionally to ask for silence or calm or as a greeting or farewell
at peace
: in a state of concord or tranquillity

I'm not really  sure what Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is trying to promote:
Netanyahu: Peace Agreement Won’t Eliminate ‘Wild Defamation of Jewish State’
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that he desires peace, but that no agreement with the Palestinian Authority would silence critics of the Jewish state.
“Let no one among us delude him or herself that if we make a peace agreement with the Palestinians, that this agreement would eliminate the wild defamation of the state of the Jews. What has been the lot of the Jews beforehand, for generations, today is the lot of the state of the Jews,” Netanyahu told an audience during a State Memorial Ceremony for Zionist leader Theodor Herzl in Jerusalem.
What would we, the State of Israel, be getting in the proposed deals/treaties?

Again, I recommend that you subscribe to the Palestinian Media Watch for their updates.  They aren't afraid to publicize what is really being said by the Arab world, especially in the P.A. Palestinian Authority by its so called "moderate" leaders.
This official PA map of "Palestine” was broadcast on PA TV in September 2011. The map includes both the PA areas and all of Israel (excluding the Golan Heights) wrapped in the Palestinian flag - a symbol of Palestinian sovereignty over the whole area - and has a key through it, symbolizing ownership. Similar maps presenting all of Israel as "Palestine" appear in Palestinian schoolbooks and are shown regularly on PA TV.

If it's not real peace, I'm not buying!  I'd rather wait until the Arabs are ready and want to live in peace, the true type, as much as we do.

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