There are a lot of people, some would say a majority, who disagree with Israel’s approach towards Palestine. Those who support Israel’s position, will argue that those who disagree with Israel, are simply anti semites. The same approach is used against people who disagree with President Obama, They’re automatically called racists. They’re called racists, rather than taking a second to look into the argument.
So lets look at both arguments.
Israel’s argument: They’re simply defending themselves from a terrorist group based in Palestine that’s just bombing them for no good reason.
Palestine’s argument: Israel has been taking away their land and restricting their freedom of movement for decades.
First, lets look at who’s been getting their way with this conflict. To grasp Palestine’s frustration with Israel, you just have to look at the map below
As you can see, Israel has been winning this conflict for quite some time. Israel can’t argue, that things haven’t gone their way.
So when Israel says they’re being attacked for no reason, you can understand why the majority of the world reacts as if Israel was a school yard bully.
There was relative peace for a little while between Israel & Palestine, which is nothing new. These conflicts come & go often. So what caused this one? Was Palestine once again launching missiles for no reason as Israel wants us to believe?
Well this new conflict started Early July. About a month before this new conflict, Israel announced that it was gonna go ahead and expand its settlements into more Palestinian territory. This decision was condemned by even Israel’s strongest ally, the U.S.. So when Israel says things like, “they’re attacking us for no reason”, they’re wrong. When someone says anyone who disagrees with Israel’s position is an anti semite, they’re also wrong.