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Old 05-18-2019, 12:02 AM
orcenio is offline
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I really don't think the lingering injustices and grievances that Palestinians feel over the creation of Israel is a productive area of discussion.

I think our focusing on past grievances only serve to distract from arguing about any current, real, pressing, and compounding problems. For example, daily life for Palestinians (in both Gaza and the West Bank) is very, very difficult and show no signs of changing for the better. As neutral outsiders, shouldn't the improvement of people's lives be our shared goal/focal point? Why waste time grinding axes on settled, non-issues like the creation of Israel? Are we going to go back in time and UN-create Israel? So why even bother. Focus on the compounding issues of suffering right now.

You'll have plenty of time to argue about WHO started the fire AFTER its extinguished, otherwise you're just masturbating while Rome burns.