Post by Adam H. Kerman Post by Rhino Post by Adam H. Kerman Post by Rhino Post by BTR1701
This will be excused, both by the media (who probably won't even cover
it) and by FPP and his remoras.
Frankly, I'm surprised they restrained themselves from showing their
anti-Semitism this long....
They haven't restrained themselves, not at all. There's no shortage of
American Jews marching with Black Live Matter and the protests about the
death of George Floyd. Jewish civil rights leaders participated and were
allied with black civil rights protestors in the 1960s. It's hard to
point to a precedent-setting civil rights case concerning the right to
protest that wasn't assisted by a Jewish attorney.
You're not going to find too many American Jews supporting most of
Netanyahu's more aggressive moves versus the Palestinians.
*My* Jewish friend, who is admittedly Canadian, not American, Is
actually hoping Netanyahu - who he DOESN'T much like due to the
corruption charges, he likes Benny Ganz a lot better - annexes the parts
of the West Bank that Bibi has been talking about annexing.
I don't know what the practical effect of annexation is. Ending the
occupation? Police officers and not army troops? The occupation has been
a disaster but I have no idea if the area can be policed successfully.
I suppose Netanyahu would just build more wall.
Yes, I imagine he might....
Post by Adam H. Kerman Post by Rhino
He's also disgusted with the whole BDS movement.
As am I, but I don't support legislating against it as that would be
Post by Rhino
You might be surprised to hear that he's actually pretty liberal in most
other respects. He actually thought very seriously about making alliyah
(sp?) the last time he visited Israel but he decided it was too soon;
he may do it when he's ready to retire though.
It's Hebrew, so you get to spell it as you wish. I usually see Aliyah.
He needs to go live there during a period without war, which may not be
convenient for him if he hasn't retired.
When has that ever happened? The Israelis seem to have been at war or in
readiness to go to war every single day since they declared
independence. I'm not sure they've experienced a single day of real
peace yet, although a day without actually being in a shooting war or in
another intifadah may qualify for Israelis....
Post by Adam H. Kerman Post by Rhino Post by Adam H. Kerman
As pro-Palestinian tactics, these people are blowing it, but it's more
important to be anti-Semitic than pro peace, it seems
That's pretty clear. If the "activists" favoured peace, they'd be after
the Palestinians to stop pushing Jew-hatred at all costs, even onto
their kids in kindergarten. But the reality is that they seem to find
fault with everything Israel does and nothing that the Palestinians do
so their sincerity about wanting peace is absolutely laughable.
The Camp David Accords were signed over 4 decades ago. It hasn't been a
warm peace between Israel and Egypt, but it's better than war.
The Palestinians could help themselves enormously if they just
negotiated honestly and kept their promises but no matter what Israel
concedes, the Palestinians always seem to be acting in bad faith.
I really don't understand why all the subsidies they get aren't
suspended until they start having democratic elections again. Hamas got
elected in Gaza and may very well get booted out today if they finally
had another election; ditto, Fatah might get booted out in the West Bank
to be replaced by moderates if they had another election. But both would
die rather than relinquish power so they use every excuse not to have
another election, although it is many years overdue. This alone tells me
these leaders have no respect for democracy at all.