As more and more people seem to realise that anti Israel activism is nothing more that anti Social behaviour, there seems to be a trend to challenge their outrageous bullying. Lies and deceptions are no match for the truth. Even Arab countries are losing patience with the Palestinians as they begin to see what Israel can offer them in so many ways - water, health, food security, military security, to name just a few.
Dear Anti-Israel Activist,
I don’t know you personally, but I know what you do. You demonstrate on , in front of stores that , at , and in the of liberal places like my community of Seattle. You wear and carry signs that say “” and other slogans that deny Israel’s right to exist. I see your and other .
I see your placards with names of when Israel’s neighbors invaded in 1948. I see your : child-size , for a dramatic effect. Mock “” and “.” Posters commemorating the “”—catastrophe—your term for the Arab failure to destroy Israel.
I hear your chants of “” and “”—glorifying violence against Jews and celebrating their murder. I see you by Israeli scholars and experts—and even by who support peace. I hear you call for (made !), and not to perform in Israel, and demand that divest from one of the world’s most vibrant economies. I hear you misappropriate terms like “” and “” and “,” divorcing words so far from their true meaning that the language is no longer recognizable.
And I can’t help but wonder: How is all this vitriol, this hateful rhetoric, remotely helpful to the cause of the Palestinian people you claim to support?
If you truly , you would fight the rampant of the Palestinian Authority. You would challenge Palestinian leaders who to , who pay and . You would oppose Hamas in Gaza for stealing , , and to build and .
If you cared about the Palestinian people, you would protest the and , the hundreds of thousands of Palestinians , , and in Syria. But you don’t, because you haven’t (yet?) figure out how to blame Israel and the Jews for this wholesale death and destruction.
If you really cared about the Palestinians, you would fight to improve their education, public health, and economic opportunities. You would advocate for dismantling the UN agency that of descendants of Palestinian refugees, instead nurturing statelessness and victimhood for generations. You would object to the brainwashing of in and , of youth on and adults in and , to hate and to violence.
If you were a true progressive, you would fight for the , of , and of , all of whom suffer enormously in Arab (including Palestinian) societies. If you cared about freedom of expression and a , you would oppose the by Palestinian governments.
And if you really cared about Palestinian statehood, you would invest in building institutions and infrastructure, and in fostering a social climate conducive to eventual Palestinian self-rule and self-sufficiency. You would educate for peace and coexistence, not violence and war.
The reason you don’t do any of these things is because, in fact overtures at “,” as though being “” is somehow rather than a laudable goal.. You represent a campaign of hate and bigotry, disguised as a national-liberation movement. You then add to it a phony veneer of social-justice and—the irony!—a sprinkle of political correctness, in order to attract well-intentioned progressives to support your cause. In reality, you don’t even want a Palestinian state, only to eradicate the Jewish one. (That’s what “From the River to the Sea” actually means, of course.) You don’t support dialog, or peace, or coexistence. You
You are, of course, proudly anti-Israel and profoundly anti-Jewish. But you are also, in fact, and Thoughtful progressives are waking up to your true nature and looking for ways to truly support the causes of justice, of coexistence, of peace, and ultimately of the Palestinian people themselves.