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Old 03-14-2019, 09:21 AM
adaher is offline
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Florida
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The Israeli treatment of the Palestinians isn't great, but let's be clear about what's going on: it's a war. The Palestinians could surrender and negotiate a settlement. Or just negotiate a settlement without calling it surrender. But as long as they are at war with Israel they should expect war to be waged against them. That's how wars work.

Where the anti-semitism comes in is people expecting Israel to react to a group of people waging war on them, is that they should show restraint not expected of anyone else in the world. It also comes in in objections to occupation, of which only the Israeli occupation is a concern, despite several others around the world. It also comes in when Palestinians die at Israeli hands and it's a huge problem but when Palestinians die at non-Jews' hands, whether it be Palestinians themselves, Lebanese, Jordanians, or Egyptians, not a problem worth talking about.