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Modern Anti-Semitism Has Found a Good Cause

Patrick Mahoney
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lilac-sigan/modern-antisemitism-has-f_b_13...

 

The serial killer in France that shot 3 little children coming out of school, one of them an 8-year-old girl that was grabbed by her hair and shot in the head to make sure she was really dead, just wanted justice. As far as he's concerned, he was "avenging the deaths of Palestinian children," and he did it by murdering some Jews.

Is this some kind of novelty? Not really. For one reason or another, anti-Semitism has been around for more than 2,000 years. But let's not go back that far into history -- in the past century, Jews have suffered discrimination, pogroms, demonic rumors that everyone believed, and of course -- the Holocaust. What's happening today is just another wave in a sea of hatred that has been around for very long.


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1. It's awful when Palestinian children get killed, but many choose not to understand what's behind the other side of the fence. Hamas uses children as human shields -- it shoots at Israeli cities from schools, hospitals and kindergartens. Hamas teaches toddlers to wear suicide bombs and makes them believe blowing themselves up in public places is noble and holy. These children are used to armed fighting from a very young age, but no one seems to be bothered about children being used as an army. Why?

2. Israeli peace offers have been rejected by the Palestinian leaders time and time again. Generous peace offers for 96 percent of all the territories in question and equal land-swaps for the rest, have been offered to the Palestinian leaders at least two times. Is it really a state they want? Because they could have had one long ago.

3. In 1948, after Israel had been invaded by all its neighboring Arab countries that wanted its annihilation before it was even born, as a result of the war, about 600,000 refugees fled into neighboring Arab countries. At the very same time, about 600,000 Jews were expelled penniless from neighboring Arab countries and settled in Jewish Israel. They never went back or asked for any of their property. The Palestinian refugees, on the other hand, never became citizens in countries such as Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, and are being discriminated there by law until today. No one seems to care about their situation.

4. The worst breaches of human rights towards Palestinians are made by their own regime: Gaza is ruled by Sharia law, meaning women can be murdered for the honor of the family, thieves get their arms chopped off, and executions are no big deal. During the years of terrible rivalry between Hamas and PLO, Palestinians were lynched, tortured and executed without trials by their own regime. Their rights are breached in terrible ways in the neighboring countries, as well. But all we ever hear about is how Israel breaches Palestinian human rights, all the while forgetting to mention that their leaders have made Israel their declared enemy.

 


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Freedom 55
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Joined: Mar 14 2010

This is fucked-up. 


Unionist
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Is there a reason we need putrid shit like this here? Just curious.


Nathaniel.Mossiblov
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Joined: Mar 23 2012

Didn't Patrick say that he was American?  This kind of "Israel can do no wrong" attitude is fairly typical in America, from what I know and is considered normal over there.  Even a lot of American leftists are "leftist on everything but Israel"


M. Spector
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Joined: Feb 19 2005

Ooh! Patrick Mahoney is back!

Gaian will be so pleased!


6079_Smith_W
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Joined: Jun 10 2010

There are enough people in Canada who feel the same way.

Let's not answer it with more discrimination.

(edit)

I am also wondering if this might be better seen as a teaching moment rather than a pitchfork moment. Like many complex situations the things described in this article can seem like a compelling argument when taken out of context and manipulated.  

 

 


M. Spector
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6079_Smith_W wrote:

There are enough people in Canada who feel the same way.

Let's not answer it with more discrimination.

(edit)

I am also wondering if this might be better seen as a teaching moment rather than a pitchfork moment. Like many complex situations the things described in this article can seem like a compelling argument when taken out of context and manipulated.

WTF?


Catchfire
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Patrick, not to put too fine a point on it, but this racist, anti-Semitic, imperialist shit has no place on babble. I'm not sure why you posted it here, but it's not a conversation we're going to have.


6079_Smith_W
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You read what I said, Spector. 

Every conflict and abusive situation has had its "butchering babies" propaganda, in many cases made all that much more cloudy by the fact that sometimes it is built on a grain of truth. What better way to distract people from the even greater abuses that are being perpetrated? 

Clearly it works. 

So someone brings an example of it here. It is one thing to condemn the story, but to seems to me that until it is clear whether the person bringing it is in good faith someone should at least point out WHY this is fucked up shit.

I just did it with one sentence. Hopefully that wasn't too much of a distraction.

 

 

 


Catchfire
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Joined: Apr 16 2003

I do appreciate the search for teaching moments, Winston. Really, I do. However, after reading Patrick's post here, I'm less inclined to do so in this case. So Patrick won't be joining us anymore, unfortunately. And since I don't see this conversation progressing outside of the hate-filled frame in which it was born, I'm closing it. Happy Easter everyone!


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