"Israel does not care about the lives of innocent people"

"إسرائيل لا تبالي بأرواح الأبرياء"

Saturday, November 04, 2006

الترجمة العربية بالأسفل

Well I'm sure this is not true, but I believe in any country the priority would be to the lives of innocent people living inside that country. If missiles (al qassam or whatever) are thrown at Israel from inside Gaza or other PA territories, those who send the missiles don't seem to care much about the lives of innocent Israelis either, or do they?

When Israel responds with measures not paying much attention to the lives of innocent Palestinians--I personally hate it when Israelis or Palestinians lose their lives--in the end it's just responding to the same kind of non-care from the other side of the conflict. So it's logical, you see.

It's true; terrorist groups send the missiles, not the innocent civilian Palestinians, but how do you expect Israel to pay much attention to this when the "civilian" Palestinian Authority itself does nothing to stop those groups? PA represents the "civilian" Palestinians, am I not right? Plus, Israel has no "terror groups" to respond to the Palestinian terror groups. So you see, it's also an unfair terror-group game.

At the end Israel really cares most about its citizens, no-one else. It's understandable how it would do anything it takes to secure the lives of its own "civilians".

حسنا، أنا متأكد من أن ذلك غير صحيحًا، ولكنني أعتقد بأنه في أي بلد تكون الأولوية هي لأرواح الأبرياء الذين يعيشون في هذا البلد. إن كانت صواريخ (القسام أو أيًا كانت) ترمى على إسرائيل من داخل غزة أو من الأراضي الأخرى التابعة للسلطة الفلسطينية، فإنه لا يبدو أن من يقذفون بالصواريخ يبالون كثيرًا بأرواح الأبرياء الإسرائيليين، أليس كذلك؟

عندما ترد إسرائيل بمعايير تبدو غير مبالية كثيرًا بأرواح الأبرياء الفلسطينيين (أنا شخصيًا أكره موت الإسرائيليين والفلسطينيين سواء)، في النهاية فإنها فقط ترد على نفس النوع من عدم المبالاة من الناحية الأخرى من الصراع. فهذا أمر يبدو منطقيًا.

صحيح أنه من يقذف الصواريخ هم الجماعات الإرهابية، لا الفلسطينيين المدنيين الأبرياء، ولكن كيف نتوقع من إسرائيل أن تبالي كثيرًا لهذا الأمر في حين لا تفعل السلطة الفلسطينية "المدنية" أي شيء لتوقف تلك الجماعات؟ السلطة الفلسطينية تمثل "المدنيين" الفلسطينيين، أليس كذلك؟ كما أنه لا توجد "جماعات إرهابية" داخل إسرائيل للرد على الجماعات الإرهابية الفلسطينية. إذًا إنها أيضًا لعبة "جماعات إرهابية" غير منصفة.

في النهاية فإن إسرائيل في الحقيقة تعطي أكثر اهتمام لمواطنيها، لا غيرهم. من المفهوم أنها ستفعل أي شيء لتأمين حياة مدنييها.

posted by Matthew Schauki at 11/04/2006 02:59:00 AM 10 comments

Israel in the Koran

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Translation by N. J. Dawood

Koran 2:47, 2:122: Children of Israel, remember the favor I* have bestowed upon you, and that I exalted you above the nations.

Koran 7:137: We* gave the persecuted people dominion over the eastern and the western lands wich We have blessed. Thus was your Lord's gracious word fulfilled for the Israelites, because they had endured with fortitude; and We destroyed the edifices and the towers of Pharaoh and his people.

Koran 17:104: Then We said to the Israelites: 'Dwell in the land. When the promise of the hereafter comes to be fulfilled, We shall assemble you all together.'

Koran 10:93: We settled the Israelites in a secure land and provided them with wholesome things.

Koran 20:80: Children of Israel! We delivered you from your enemies and made a covenant with you on the right flank of the Mountain (= Mount Sinai).

Koran 26:53-59: Pharaoh sent forth heralds to all the cities. 'These,' they said, 'are but a puny band, who have provoked us much. But we are a numerous army, well-prepared.' Thus did We make them leave their gardens and their fountains, their treasures and their sumptuous dwellings. Even thus; and to the Israelites We gave those.

Koran 32:23-24: We gave the Book to Moses and made it a guide for the Israelites. And when they grew steadfast and firmly believed in Our revelations, We appointed leaders from among them who gave guidance at Our bidding.

Koran 44:30-32: We saved the Israelites from the degrading scourge, from Pharaoh, who was a tyrant and a transgressor, and chose them knowningly above the nations.

Koran 45:16: We gave the Book to the Israelites and bestowed on them wisdom and prophethood. We provided them with wholesome things and exalted them above the nations.

* God

posted by Matthew Schauki at 11/02/2006 02:42:00 PM 3 comments

Gamal will probably not "inherit" power...

There's now talk about Gamal Mubarak planning to leave Hosni Mubarak's National Democratic Party for a new party. He would then be nominated for presidency in the next elections in the new party's name. Then he would be "elected" as president.

This way when Mubarak the father says that there won't be any inheritence of power, he's actually not lying.

posted by Matthew Schauki at 11/02/2006 01:26:00 PM 1 comments