If you take issue with Israel's military objectives, strategies or tactics, stick around. This is the stuff that makes my life interesting, and I think these are worthy things to analyze.
If you have thoughts about Israel's internal politics, pull up a chair and let's chat.
You guys can stay.
If you can't criticize the current conflict in Gaza without calling into question Israel's right to exist, you need to get another hobby. I'm sorry, it's been sixty-six years- it's time to move on.
If you pass around misquotes by people like Albert Einstein or staged photos to support your point, you need to invest some time in Media Literacy 101, because that's just sad when you're over the age of fifteen. (For the record, Albert Einstein put his name on a letter to the editor of the New York Times in 1948. The letter was very critical of the actions of the "Freedom Party"- and noted that most Israelis were equally critical. Worth noting: he was one of twenty-seven signatories on said letter; why the pithy quote isn't attributed to, say, Hannah Arendt beats me.)
|Pity this is a faked quote|
As a corollary, please go take a look at the Hamas Covenant if you're doing those things. Pay particular attention to Articles Twenty and Twenty-Two. Keep in mind that as much as this reads like the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, written in 1897, Hamas wrote their screed in 1988. Let me know when they rescind or disavow it.
If you think the conflict in Gaza justifies the rise of anti-Semitic incidents in Europe (and Latin America, and the United States), you have not been paying attention; those episodes were already on the rise. What were people's excuses in May or June? (I'll answer: they didn't have one; they were just garden-variety anti-Semites. And they still are.) You also have a sophomoric view of the world, and you might want to change that.
If you are suddenly concerned enough about the three year old civil war in Syria that has left 170,000 dead (although I think that's a low number), internally displaced almost two million and made refugees out of millions more enough that you are now passing around images of Syrian devastation as Gazan, I can only hope that you will stay as concerned about Syria when this conflict ends. If that's not likely, you're a terrible person.
Finally, if you have posted online or otherwise anything to the effect that Hitler was right, you're not a real person. Please go slither back into your hole and stop using up precious oxygen.