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Hatred of Israel

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Submitted by Ilbert Phillips (United States), Aug 19, 2010 at 00:43

I have attempted to find a paradigm which answers the question of "Why do so many people hate Israel?" Or, "Why do people believe that Israel illegally occupys Palestine (the land now called Israel)?" I would buy the argument of the paradigm shift from the belief that "statehood is good" to the belief that "universal government is preferable" if I saw pervasive criticism of Muslim states and other similar non-democratic states (like Cuba for example). One would think that the criticism of all nation states would be in the discussion. But it is mainly the United States and Israel who are the main recipients of hatred, venom and disgust expressed by the left and their comrades (which includes Islamists), who seem to be annoyed because the socialist/communist model as adopted by primarily the USSR. Cuba and China is dead.

These countries are abandoning their socialist/fascistic models, dipping their toes in the capitalistic system since it is clear to the practitioners of these socialistic theories that they are not effective and do not deliver on their promises. To me, the paradigm shift merely provides cover to hate Israel (Jews) and the country where Jews are the most successful and free (the United States). The hope of those who believe in the universal state is that this new inxtitution will take away power from Israel and the U.S., nothing more.

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