Saturday, March 2, 2019

Dear Members of the Palestinian Fan Club - by Mitchell Bard

...Palestinians with Israeli citizenship react with horror and disdain at any suggestion that they should move to a Palestinian state. Having experienced the freedom and benefits of living in a democracy, they have no desire to give that up to become subjects of the corrupt autocrats in Ramallah and Gaza. I wonder how many members of the Palestinian fan club would give up their lives to live under Palestinian rule.

Mitchell Bard..
28 February '19..

In movies involving fraternities, there is usually a hazing scene where pledges are repeatedly — and willingly — paddled from behind. Listening to people who routinely claim that Israel is solely responsible for the absence of peace and could solve the problem by being nice to the Palestinians reminds me of those pledges.

I am not referring in this article to blatant antisemites. I’m talking about the Tom Friedmans, Roger Cohens, and Peter Beinarts of the world, who proclaim their love for Israel while myopically casting blame for the conflict there solely on Israel. I am not sure if the blame-Israel-first crowd is terminally na├»ve, ignorant of history, oblivious — or all three.

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