deserve to be --------- repeatedly, skinned alive, and then put out of our misery.
I doubt I can say anything that proves the evil stupidity of this position better Tres -he's done most of the heavy lifting for me- but I'll try.
In 1940 in Libya had 35,000 Jews, today 0. Egypt 85,000, today 3. Yemen 50,000, 0 today. Morocco 220,000 Jews, today 2,000. Algeria, Tunisia, Syria, Lebanon and Iran, same story. For Iraq just google Farhud pogrom, try to hold your breakfast. The Babylonian Jews lived there more than 1000 years before Islam even existed. There were 150,000 in 1940, today there are 4.
Pick any minority community, Christian, Coptic, Bahai, Hindu, Zarathustras, Baloch or otherwise in any Muslim country, show me one thriving and free from persecution.
When Israel was established in 1948 there were 700,000 "Palestinians", today there are 7,000,000. Who exactly is being ethnically cleansed?
How is it that when a Russian Jew who survived the pogroms, a Polish Jew who escaped the ghetto or a German Jew fleeing the gas chamber goes to Israel she is a symbol of white colonialism? What colonial Empire did the Jews ever possess? Colonization requires 'cargo' as the New Guineas would say. The Jews who migrated to their ancestral homeland from 1917-1947 came with the shirts on their backs. They didn't sell their land and possessions, they were pushed out and their property became the property of Arabs. Do their descendants have any 'right of return'?
When the British controlled The Levant they drew lines on a map and created two countries that had never existed before Jordan and Palestina. Palestina isn't an Arab word, it's Roman. The British were neither pro-Jewish nor pro-Arab, they were pro-British. The borders at that time were open and many Arabs moved there, mostly from Egypt and Syria, hard to say how many but it was in the hundreds of thousands. They came to work for the British, building rail and pipe and ports so they could export oil through Haifa. Today if you find a Jew whose great-grandparents came to Judea in 1920 they are labeled "white colonialists", meanwhile the Arabs (Egyptians/Syrians) are "native Palestinians".
When the land was further partitioned in 1947 (keep in mind the Arabs got all of Jordan) the Jews had to divide the remaining land with the so-called Palestinians. A plan they swiftly rejected and started a war.
Name for me please a single Arab village anywhere in the Middle East the Jews "stole" from the 7th century until 1947 when the Arabs started a war to wipe them out once and for all.
UNHCR, the UN agency responsible for refugees of war, famine, natural disasters or displacement of any kind anywhere. It has a budget of 10b, the US contributes 8%. The UN has a totally separate agency, UNWRA that only helps Palestinians. It has a budget of 3.1b, half from the US. Unlike any other refugee on the planet, Palestinians can inherit that status and pass it down to future generations. This is a complete bastardization of the word
Gazans are not violent because they are poor. They are poor because they are violent.
Peace? Whose peace? Why do the Jews owe peace to anyone? What peace has ever been offered to them? Certainly none by the Islamic world, and little to none from the wider world. Puck Feace.
Peace will come when the Arabs change their values. Peace will come when Muslim countries become democratic and inclusive. Peace will come when all of the Muslim groups in Syria and beyond stop killing each other. Peace when Muslim women are something more that chattel. Peace when the Christian populations in the Middle East stop shrinking. Peace when there aren't enough tall buildings remaining in Gaze to hurl gay men from.