It gets harder and harder for us former hardcore supporters of Israel to understand the mentality of its leaders, much less a significant portion of its populace who insist on allowing religious superstition and bigotry to dictate its foreign and domestic policies. I could understand and support the early Zionist settlers who felt religiously and historically compelled to return to Israel at the beginning of 20th century and to buy and occupy the lands of Palestinian Arab owners willing to sell to them. I can even understand and support the violent dispossession of the properties of the Palestinian Arabs after the Holocaust. But what I cannot abide, morally or otherwise, are the settlements by religious extremists of Palestinian Arab lands since 1968. I equate these actions, supported by a vastly superior military, with those of a bully who, after thrashing a smaller, weaker person, sticks his thumb into his eye and spits in his face every time he tries to stand up. That a people who have suffered similar treatment and worse for 2000+ years would behave in such a bullying and cruel manner is incomprehensible to me. Have the Jews learned nothing? Do they think that such behavior makes them stronger or more secure? If so, then I can only say they will pay grievously one day for such arrogance and hubris, as all other tribes, nations and empires have throughout history.
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