Why Israelis hate the left, or, How to Speak Leftist
This is the second in a series of exercises in over-generalization , following Ten reasons the left hates Israel - five good, five bad. Apologies are tendered in advance to the rational left, the members of whom often hate the following as much as Israelis do.
Why do Israelis hate the Western left?
How to Speak Leftist: Blame the West
Arabs have been subjugated and colonized for centuries. The interventionist and occupation policies of the IDF and its Western sponsors promote infighting among Arab allies, in order to divide and continue to conquer.
How to speak leftist ? Blame Israel
Example: Talkback in response to apparent terror stabbing death of settler, Monday:
It must be easy holding a gun to somebody`s head and calling them a terrorist when all along you have been demonizing them and restricting their freedom ,but then again you are taking out the holocaust frustrations on weaker people, which in your eyes makes you strong, put your gun down and face the Palestinians even handed and see how far you will get, you are bloody cowards.
Monty, no address listed
How to Speak Leftist: Blame IsraelIsrael's crimes against the Palestinians have been the driving force in the rise of contemporary anti-Semitism and attacks on Diaspora Jews.
How to speak leftist:
The withdrawals from Gaza and Lebanon prove that resistance is the only way to force Israel to relinquish conquered territory. The lopsided pro-Palestinian votes in the UN prove that the Palestinian cause has not been hurt by Besides, Israeli policies make non-violent protest impossible.
How to speak leftist
Example: Talkback response from Mo, NYC:
Zionist forces who turn a blind eye to the wholesale depravation and oppression of Palestinians are making Dafur a cause celebre. The questions the left asks are -- why are people whose hands are very dirty with human rights abuses, with wholesale cultural annihilation vis-a-vis the Palestinians (not genocide, but destruction of cultural and institutional resources and identity) -- why are such people suddenly focused on Darfur?
If Darfur is an example of a bad situation (and it certainly is, no one on the left is denying that), why doesn`t it make you wake up to what is happening in your own back yard, to which you are a party? Could it be that Darfur is an attempt at evasion/redirection? Could it be that any human rights issue if it involves Arabs as perpetrators is pounced on by Zionists to avoid attention to their own misdeeds? That`s what troubles the left.
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