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Too Late to be Fair

Reader comment on item: Debate about possible war between Israel and Hamas

Submitted by Beatrix (United States), Nov 13, 2012 at 16:01

These so-called "peace" activists, who show nothing but violence and hate toward Israel, are fighting battles over 60 years old. They see everything from the Palestinian viewpoint. Israel is condemned because she's won her wars. That she won these wars when she was attacked doesn't matter.

By their reasoning, you could sympathize with the Nazis because of England's terrible attacks if you conveniently ignore the fact that the Germans and the Japanese started WW2 and the destruction of these two nations.

To condemn Israel's existence, which they do, they have to ignore the Holocaust, the Arab attacks on Israel, the fact that Israel was legally established by the UN, and that she's fighting back now because Gaza started firing rockets at her. If Israel is better armed, why is Hamas attacking her? They're not occupied, Israel isn't keeping food from them, she hasn't attacked them, and Gaza has money from the UN and sympathetic, wealthy Arab nations and Israel supplies her utilities. If she's needy, it's because of her own poor leadership.

These immature "men" have to ignore Israel's attempts at peace that have been ignored by the Palestinians, and that Hamas' existence is based on their desire to destroy Israel.

Now the whiners insist that Israel is supposed to ignore Gaza's rockets (after all only 20 or 30 Israels have died, and we know that Jewish lives don't matter). Israel is better armed and so they think she should accept being shot at.

All that matters is Palestinian suffering for which Israel is blamed even though it's caused by Palestinian leaders. These men have an agenda that requires them to go through life with blinders on. People who win are bad; people who lose are good. Most of the left is like this today, though not to the degree that these two unhappy men are. But this is why I cannot support the left.

I admire your courage in taking them on, especially on Iranian TV where they were brave because they know they're protected.

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