Is it antisemitism or just common sense regarding Israel & Palestine?

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

S Africa FM: Palestine map has turned to small dots

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.

Ian Cioffi

One thought on “Is it antisemitism or just common sense regarding Israel & Palestine?

  • August 3, 2014 at 3:59 am
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    That map is used for propagandists to show a lie about the conflict.

    First of all, It was not THEIR land. It has never been their land, cause the palestinian people never existed (it was invented from one day to another ion 1964 (even before the “occupation” of the west bank and gaza).

    So what they refer as Occupation is the WHOLE land of Israel.

    Israel had to defend itself from aggressive wars from the arab countries, and won.
    When you loose a war you started, you miss the change to claim the territories.
    If you start commiting acts of terror, again, you are choosing the wrong side.

    “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.”
    It is for no reason, as Israel left gaza since 2005 (no jews at all there).
    You don’t fire rockets at people who gave such a gesture of seeking peace.

    The only reason the palestinian cause has support is because of the jew-haters. If the problem were to be with the chinese people, they would align with them, for the same reason.

    The only truth: nobody cares about the palestinians.
    It’s the people with the most prostituted of the identities in the world.

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