Palestinians Are Real People. With Real Human Rights.
“A land with no people for a people with no land.” That’s what zionists teach their kids about Israel.
So how does the lie account for five million Palestinian refugees, over a million of whom live in squalid camps?
Oh, sure. “There is no such thing as Palestine.” The Palestinian people beg to differ. Don’t they have a right to define their own national identity? Or does that job belong to their Israeli enemies?
Not only that, but it’s a red herring. The Israeli state has, and continues to, steal the land, homes, and future of
the original Arab inhabitants. And murder them outright. That is unjust regardless. I won’t dignify the “no such thing as Palestine argument” with another breath.
Few reasonable people would have a problem with a Jewish state, especially in the aftermath of eastern European pogroms and later persecution by the Nazis.
Yet, if the purpose of Israel were really as a refuge for Jewish people escaping persecution and wanting to express their Jewish identity freely, why not choose a land actually devoid of inhabitants? Out of the way of conflict? Pay for it fair and square?
As my username implies, I'm a long-time runner, and a lazy bum who would rather write than do real work for a living. I enjoy listening to roots music, such as James Brown and Elmore James, and discovering good, but little-known, movies and shows on Netflix. I live in the Seattle area.