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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Nations United Against Israel and the US or Hatred on the East River


To those who have issues with "settlements", have you ever been to Israel? I have another name for "settlements" -- cities, towns, townships. They aren't places where people are living in tents using outhouses, these are towns and cities with real houses, roads, schools, colleges, shops and stores, police departments, mail delivery, newspaper delivery, running water, electricity, cars, bicycles, etc. My sister used to live in a "settlement" and I still have friends who live in that town. I am a lifelong Liberal (though mostly I have voted for Democrats, I don't consider myself a Democrat and I certainly won't if they choose the Antisemitic Keith Ellison as their leader) and I have never felt I was wrong in voting against Obama. I did vote for Hillary (with my hope on the matter being that Hillary as President wouldn't have the same policies as Hillary as Obama's Secretary of State).

I don't like Trump, as a person, as a president or as a representative of my country (and I believe Hillary's loss is more about misogyny than politics) but from a perspective of how things will be for Israel, I'm hopeful (though way less than hopeful about things domestic, like women's rights, reproductive rights, gay rights, animal rights, global warming, social programs, etc). I hate that I have to choose between what goes on here in the US and the security of Israel and Jews around the world (I have a lot of family and friends in Israel and it's still needed for every Jew in the world so that persecuted Jews have a place to go). See my previous article about my ideals.

I think the UN vote is galvanizing pro-Israel people all over the world, including people who previously weren't as vocal about it. I think more and more people are realizing that the "Nations United against Israel and the US" (aka the UN or the "NUAIU") are making themselves more and more irrelevant in an age where genocide and murder, oppression and terrorism, hatred and moral relativism are rampant and the "NUAIU" is ignoring them all to lambaste one of the most (if not the most) moral country in the world and accuse them of the crimes of others (mostly the Palestinian Authority).And just because "the whole world" agrees that the "settlements" (read: towns, cities, municipalities) are illegal doesn't mean they are. I'm a Modern Orthodox Jewish (minority in Orthodox and Jewish, which is a tiny minority of the world population) vegan (minority in vegetarians who are a small minority of people). The last thing you can say to me to make me agree with anything is that "everyone" believes it. I try to analyze the facts, not emotional Anti-Jewish lies. Check your facts. 

We all want peace. Well, not the "Palestinians", who teach their children to hate. Interviewers asked little "Palestinian" children, 2-5 years old or so, what they want to do. They don't say play ball, or mention toys or games, or even reading or learning or going to the park. They say they want to kill Jews. How can you have peace when one side teaches their babies to hate (ask Jewish and Israeli children, they will want to play, give tzedaka, help people, etc.). It isn't Israel that keeps the "Palestinians" in squalor. It isn't Israel that keeps the "Palestinians" in fear. It isn't Israel that keeps the "Palestinians" dependant on handouts. It's their own leadership, Hamas and Fatah. 

Besides, what can you say about people who are more upset by Jews building homes than they are about Iran, a terrorist suppressive regime, building nuclear bombs.