I support Israel because it attempts to have an open and free society. Hamas does not. I WANT Palestinians to be free… I just think you’re barking up the wrong tree and giving a pass to the real bad guys. Who suffers from this? Palestinians.
They suffered because they refused a two state solution. They suffered because they believed that their Arab neighbors would kill all the Jews and it didn’t work out that way. They suffered at the hand of Egyptians and Jordanians who did nothing to ease their plight. for almost twenty years. They suffered because when they had free elections they voted for a terrorist group of religious fanatics (who have since not allowed elections). They suffer because they’ve given in to the tribalist impulse and foment deep hatred.@MarkRPellegrino
Did Israel want Palestinians to have a state? Yup. But the Palestinian political class didn’t want the Jews to have one. Did Arab countries do anything to relieve Palestinian suffering when they had possession of Palestinian ’territory’, no, they fomented rage against Jews. At every turn civilization was offered to a people who choice racism, hatred and perpetual warfare instead. This does not mean Israel is perfect. Far from it.. but the Palestinian political class makes no pretense of democracy and should be despised by anyone with moral sense.@MarkRPellegrino
Arab landowners (Mostly absentee) sold their land to Jews legitimately. There was no such thing as a Palestinian identity then, there were Arabs (and Jews) who lived in a place called Palestine (a Roman name.) There was no ‘ethnic cleansing. Arab populations continued to grow exponentially because Jews brought modern farming and more to the area.. Arabs emigrated there for the new opportunity civilization was bringing to the desert. You claim ethnic cleansing yet cite the prodigious number of Arabs there.@MarkRPellegrino
Wrong. The majority left because they thought they were going to be stepping over the bodies of dead Jews. A few were forcibly removed from battle corridors.. (you’d scream something else if they weren’t) and then they lost, but Arabs illegally annexed land. Did they repatriate the arab refugees you fricking fraud? Nope. For 19 years they used them as a political lever… I see you don’t cry too much about the over 900,000 Jews relieved of their lives and property in Arab countries. Why? Cause you a racist anti semite punk? Sociopath. if you don’t want your home ruined, don’t start a war of aggression. Guess what… you try to break into my house and kill me and my fam you ain’t walking out again… life, for the aggressor is hard when he picks the wrong enemy.@MarkRPellegrino
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