Bibi and his Israel are a threat to America. His incendiary manner which Trump stole in his campaign led directly to the assassination of PM Rabin who was one of the greatest men of the 20th century. Rabin’s vision for peace was hard earned after a lifetime of war rational and fair. Bibi derailed the peace process then in 1995 and hasn’t let up 20 years later. Why should America suffer for his career?
For Bibi has never truly believed or if he does then hasn’t worked to the two state solution. He moves towards a Jewish state who lords over poor arabs who regardless of how you define their nationality (or the origin of which) have lived in the region during and before the return of the adherents of Judaism. Not a soul considered righteous has claimed South Africa as a city on the hill for human rights but many a good person has been indoctrinated to support any action by Israel. Democracy cannot exist alongside theocracy. Bibi questioned Rabin’s commitment to Judaism that’s not democracy. Perhaps Bibi is playing the right but under him peace has begun to slip away.
If the zionist claims are to be believed then Italians of Roman descent have more than a valid claim to most of Europe and the Middle East. The dual claim of Judaism as both a religion and jews as a people is unique. The Arab people while most are Muslims are defined by their geographical region and have and do hold many different faiths. Just as Muslims come from all ethnicities and share in worship. This paradox in Judaism stems from the inability to convert to an ethnicity. E.g. Rachel Dolezal can’t chose to be black. Catholics who leave the church but still identify with their upbringing are their geographical ethnicity and a former Catholic. The persecution of the Jewish faith is just that: an attack on a religious faith. The race laws of Nazi Germany and Russia should not be considered valid any more than the prejudices behind them.
The Holocaust is an event of horrific portions and that will never change. I do not think I or any non survivor can comprehend two out three of our community being slaughtered like cattle by our former neighbors. Imagination truly has its limits. The UN creation of Israel in 1948 out of the former British Palestine was the last grasp of colonialism and European empire. An age that ended when Nazi Germany showed the weakness of the Conquerors. Like many former colonial lands, the borders were not chosen by the people. The creation of Israel in the Middle East allowed both Germany and France in particular to avoid sacrifices for their sins. Their land should have been given to the Jews. The Vatican is the best example for what should have been the fate of Jerusalem. A city a country to itself that would be devoted to the three faiths that call the land sacred. The short term vision of post war Europe wishing to move past the destruction and rebuild has haunted not themselves but the US.
The notion that Jews only have the birthright to return to the region is incomprehensible. As Americans know demographics shift and the left routinely dismisses their own majority as having any validity culturally and politically. To encourage refugees is not a modern western belief mostly due to the treatment of Jewish refugees during the Holocaust. It is a hypocritical stance by Israel but one of many. In 1994, they provided arms during the embargo on Rwanda during the genocide. An action their Supreme Court ruled should remain covered up. Their blockade of Gaza is a war crime. Over half of the two million who call the Gaza Strip home need aid to survive from the Nov 2016 UN report. Aid frequently denied by Israel. Israel wages war not against Radical Islam but all Arabs regardless of their religion or age. The settlements strive to carve new Ghettos for the destruction of their enemy. I don’t support the violence inflicted on Israeli citizens but under no righteous view can the brutal reprisals on Palestinian citizens be ignored. Even in peaceful conditions of Palestinian protest of their treatment Israelis use lethal force even on children. The problem with peace is one side sought the complete annihilation of the other. Originally it was the Palestinians with their Arab allies but in the past two decades it switched to the Israelis and by default us as their American allies.
We are compliant in the oppression of Palestinians. I’m tired of the Israeli useful idiots in America who claim any rebuke of Israel as anti semitism when Israel’s war crimes are the source of continued hatred. Any Palestinian born after 1968 (Gen X, millennial, and now Gen Z) grew up in occupied territory. Born to treated as a criminal in their ancestral home. Allowed to be slaughtered by Israeli settlers. They are taught to hate Israel not by fellow Arabs but by Israelis themselves. We must cut all aid and impose sanctions until Israel returns the stolen land and moves its capital to Tel Aviv. The refusal of Israel to join the Iraq coalition proves their is no true friendship not even any acceptable alliance between our nation. We are the leader of the free world not them and the UN vote was a balanced measure after decades of enabling. Colonialism has gone the way of the Dodo. I’d prefer America to avoid that fate.