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Old 03-14-2019, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by adaher View Post
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.
The extension of that view is that anyone claiming to be a Palestinian must be removed from Israel's borders. In other words, genocide.

If you think that's the end of Israel's problems, it isn't; it's just the beginning. That is what will provide the fuel for ISIS 2.0 or 3.0 -- the crusade in the reverse to take back the Holy Land for the Muslims and restore dignity to Palestinians. Like we don't have enough problems with radicalized Islam now.

Last edited by asahi; 03-14-2019 at 09:14 AM.