How can you support Palestinians in their conflict with Israel and NOT be anti semitic? I mean anti semitic only in it's colloquial sense of anti Jewish, not the dictionary definition which includes Jews, Arabs, and several other peoples as of Semitic origin. How can you support a people who are categorically opposed to the existence of Israel without saying that you too believe that Israel should not exist?Answer Question
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:42 PM on Jan. 6, 2009
Answer by Fiveofakind2 at 2:43 PM on Jan. 6, 2009
Isreal and the people of Israel creating a Jewish state was needed. I am also aware of what they did to the existing residents that were actions perpetrated on them with the Nazis. Does violence and the atrocities that were committed against them give them the right to commit violence on others? On the other hand it is also not equally right to have the Palestinians who are living there wage war. But the hate is now so deeply entrenched. The relationship is so complicated, the situation so complex - it cannot possibly be discussed in one thread or post. So while I abhor how Israel is reacting to the Palestinian threat - I still support the country of Israel. Perhaps if Israel had chosen different actions decades ago, and treated the Palestinians living in Israel with the same level of citizenship as Jewish Israelis...well it wouldn't be like this today. But there is no simple answer.
Answer by frogdawg at 2:55 PM on Jan. 6, 2009
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:00 PM on Jan. 6, 2009
Answer by akinbottom2 at 3:53 PM on Jan. 6, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:59 PM on Jan. 6, 2009
I'm anti-oppression which is what Israel is doing to the Palestinians. In the same way that I was anti-apartheid but not anti-white regarding South Africa.
But labelling people anti-Semetic or racist, etc., is usually a good way to get people to back down from the opinions. After all, nobody wants to be thought of as an anti-Semite or racist, especially went they are not one.
Answer by Anonymous at 4:05 PM on Jan. 6, 2009
Answer by eema.gray at 4:08 PM on Jan. 6, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 4:11 PM on Jan. 6, 2009
Answer by eema.gray at 4:16 PM on Jan. 6, 2009