As someone who has spent some time in Israel, it is disturbing to me how many new groups there are on Face Book that are calling Israel “Fascist” and “imperialist” (Israel – one of the most Socialist states on the planet – in my experience). So called “Progressives” condemning Israel for defending itself against the recent barrage of unprovoked rocket attacks coming from Gaza, and hidden in civilian occupied areas (thereby using their own families as human shields). I’ve reported a couple of these groups to FB, but they can’t find anything wrong even though some of these groups are blatantly anti-Semitic. Now, I’m not defending Israel (as a Pacifist I never see violence as a solution to anything), but these groups, at the very least are hypocritical.
But we all agree that the Nazi’s were Fascists right? Read this letter, written
“‘To the Grand Mufti: The National Socialist movement of Greater Germany has, since its inception, inscribed upon its flag the fight against the world Jewry. It has therefore followed with particular sympathy the struggle of freedom-loving Arabs, especially in Palestine, against Jewish interlopers. In the recognition of this enemy and of the common struggle against it lies the firm foundation of the natural alliance that exists between the National Socialist Greater Germany and the freedom-loving Muslims of the whole world. In this spirit I am sending you on the anniversary of the infamous Balfour declaration my hearty greetings and wishes for the successful pursuit of your struggle until the final victory – Reichsfuehrer S.S. Heinrich Himmler”
What I find most interesting, is that ten years ago, maybe more, MY OPINION as stated above WAS the Progressive/Liberal thinking on this issue. When the hell did that change? And why? They were right then. They are wrong now.
Another new idea is that somehow the Palestinians are equivalent to Native Americans. This is so ridiculous and stupid it is hardly worth commenting on. The fact is there have always been Jews in the region (they’re called Sephardic Jews). Long before the term “Palestinian” was invented, the Sephardim inhabited the region. For a pretty in depth look at this, see http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-shasha/understanding-the-sephard_b_541033.html