Suha Arafat isn't the most trustworthy source of information. Neither is Al Jazeera. I doubt Israel had much use in assassinating a decrepit old man, though I'd be happier if they did it in the open. The man was the biggest murderer of Jews by the numbers since Hitler. Polonium 220? Sounds loopy. Reminds me of how the Mossad trained pelicans to spy on Saudi Arabia and trained sharks to impede Egyptian tourism on the Red Sea.
Hmm, care to supply us with numbers to support your claim here, so you don't sound all emotional? Or you just one of those trolls...?
Of course. Arafat founded the PLO in 1966, whose goal was to kill Jewish civilians in an attempt to extract political concessions. Civilians are easier targets than armed Israeli soldiers (though almost all of us in Israel are armed). Since its founding, the PLO has taken responsibility for the murder of 2 to 5,000 Jews globally, depending on what you count and attribute to the PLO or splinter groups. The most infamous was Black September, the Munich Massacre of the Israeli olympic team in 1970 where the PLO, led by Arafat, murdered Jewish athletes. Granted, 2,000 if we are to take a minimum is not exactly Hitler's success, but no one has matched it since hitler. As a Jew, if anyone murders even one member of my Jewish family, he deserves to die by Jewish hands. Which is why I say I would have preferred Israel killing him in the open as a matter of justice just for the 1970 murders he took responsibility for. Read more about the PLO here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestine_Liberation_Organization
These are problems that were created by governments (on both sides) but cannot be solved with government. Playing the blame game only makes it worse.
I agree. It must be solved by nations. Not governments of nations. For Americans. the definition of a nation is the government. For Jews, the definition of nation is independent of government. We've been a nation without government for a very, very, very long time. It's miraculous we even survived that way. We'll solve it. It is our land after all, and we are the founders of western civilizations. No need to thank us. That's just how history played out.