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Remember Israel of three thousand years expulsed at times enslaved by the Romans gassed by Europe persecuted by Saudi-Arabia murdered by Iran and Iraq shackled by Egypt attacked by Jordan robbed by Syria sold out by the UK bombed by the IRA slandered with spit by Turkish terrorists sent to the Siberian gulags in Russia comrades they are not evicted from many many lands Battles house by house street by street once friendly neighbors each calling the other traitor a bloody war where no side would retreat by prophecy they won Wrestling God the twelve tribes returned to the land of the Israelites to their promised land from sand they made gardens from the desert they grew grapes where terror reigns they made an oasis Anti Zionism still slithers belly dancers selling their deceptions naked harlots forever spew latent hate evil men whisper, dead jew, dead jew sadly, uneducated views saturate seductively selling their false peace like a woman's second hand virginity They only hate, and dream of blood if only, if only we had another flood Noah would leave them all at shore harlots, by any other name are simply the devils horses Israel was Israel is Israel shall forever be the Middle East's democracy and graciously the custodian of all of us a religious trinity Gods chosen their glorious capital Jerusalem!

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Date: 6/19/2018 3:23:00 AM
This is very powerful indeed. A good write. I have a different notion of Israel and am brave enough now (as a German) to take dislike to Israel, while 'suffering' (in thought) the many, many injustices of history. May Peace prevail eventually. Prayers and love, Kai
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Date: 6/19/2018 3:28:00 AM
You should maybe read the charter of Hamas or the words of Hezbollah, or the statements of Iran, no side is innocent but to dislike Israel is to support those who openly claim day in and day out to to commit another genocide. Since Europe exterminated them, I wonder were you suggest they go? How can peace prevail when people support genocide?
Date: 6/6/2018 2:20:00 PM
Powerful poem - congrats on POTW.
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Date: 6/4/2018 11:18:00 PM
:) love the verse Hugs Eve
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Date: 6/4/2018 6:18:00 PM
Congratulations on having this exceptional poem chosen as POTW. That which this dark world attacks and persecutes over and over and over is always that which refuses to embrace its darkness and its evil my friend. A gem and a fav...
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Date: 6/4/2018 10:05:00 AM
Superbly crafted my and light...^WW^
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Date: 6/4/2018 8:03:00 AM
A Mission statement, Arthur, and from it lessons to be learn't..Enjoyed the read..
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Date: 6/4/2018 7:46:00 AM
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Date: 6/3/2018 10:48:00 PM
A powerful and impassioned poem, Arthur. Your intellect and talent truly shines in your masterful write. Congratulations on your wonderful POTW honors. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Date: 6/3/2018 3:19:00 PM
It is great to see this poem honored with POTW Arthur! Congratulations! I forgot to mention I faved it. : )
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Date: 6/3/2018 10:20:00 AM
way to go Arthur a powerful poem well meriting the honour of POTW - hope it gets lots of reads and comments:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 6/3/2018 8:50:00 AM
Yes, and still standing. Congrats on POTW Arthur.
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Date: 6/3/2018 7:15:00 AM
Congratulations on potw Arthur! :) xomo
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Date: 6/2/2018 12:25:00 PM
That ancient city called Jerusalem, it will always leave us with a sense of awe, no matter what the era. Well written and shared, Arthur. Thank you for sharing
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Date: 6/1/2018 8:59:00 AM
No matter the hatred that surrounds we can use love to overcome and persevere.
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Date: 6/1/2018 8:29:00 AM
So much history! Art, this is a masterpiece <3
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Date: 6/1/2018 8:18:00 AM
compelling work depicting the agony of israel, arthur... it will rise again, watch!... huggs
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Date: 6/1/2018 6:51:00 AM
A true poignant historian described very well, Arthur. My compliments!
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Date: 6/1/2018 6:07:00 AM
It's a wonder indeed...I like how your message was stated with conviction...All the best Arthur
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Date: 6/1/2018 1:31:00 AM
BRAVO for speaking out Arthur, A fabulous tribute. There is so much hatred and bigotry in the world and targeting the jews in particular is unforgivable. Hope you get lots of reads and open people's eyes :-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 6/1/2018 1:25:00 AM
A marvelous tribute exalting the strength of a people who have endured so much. This poem shines with your brilliance Arthur! Bravo! ; )
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Date: 6/1/2018 12:48:00 AM
You have really outdone yourself with this one, Art!!! Shows you are a learned bard. The best Bear for the job.
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