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Originally posted by Jobeycool
Does it occur to people after this many wars in Israel and Palestine that the muslims really do hate jews and are terrible anti-semites and have pure dicpicaple evil in their hearts and souls.
How much more terrorism and muslims teenagers commiting suicide to mass murder other innocent human beings must it take to convince people of the truth how wicked the souls of some muslims really are.
Originally posted by Merinda
Wouldnt it kind of backfire, it, if Israel hits the depots and all that gas is all over Gaza? Does hamas even have chemical weapons?
It has been reported that Hamas is hiding its rockets underground, particularly near civilian areas including mosques, hoping that Israel will not strike such targets out of concern for civilian life.
Originally posted by samkent
I think it would be easy to stop the rockets.
Announce to the world that for every rocket fired into Israel, one will be return fired. Then announce the daily totals to the public media. A week or two of this and the Palestinians will stop Hamas.
Of course thay would just go back to the bus bombings.
Originally posted by Trustfund
reply to post by Drunkenparrot
So when people say they hate the American government/foreign policy that means they hate the American people?
Today use of the word Zionist as a form of abuse, expression of hatred, an insult, and a slur is gaining traction. It seems most common among American and European activists that seem to primarily find their political home in the far left.
Their narrative sees Israel as the "foreign imperialist colonial power," that took over "Palestinian" land (Jews were Palestinians too by the way), in a pre-meditated assault after WWII (and even before) and set out to occupy the West Bank and Gaza Strip in what was apparently some watered down quest for world domination.
Another is those of foreign origin, particularly Arab or Muslim, who are typically at some level hostile towards Israel. They use the term to describe anything related to Judaism or Israel, or Israel's supporters without distinction. Much like we see with Mahmud Ahmadinejad, Hamas, Hizbulla and others.
The use of the word "Zionist" as a racial slur is at the foundation of what is called the "New Antisemitism, and is spreading beyond the European mainland, its native home, into the heartland of the United States. In it, political activists with little to no knowledge of the wider Arab Israeli conflict have been brainwashed into believing that Israel is the evil colonialist power that is oppressing and indiscriminately murdering Palestinians and any humanitarian that comes to their aid. And in the comment sections of online international award winning media outlets like the Huffington Post, the Guardian UK, and even the Israeli Ha'aretz can be found insulting references to Zionists (its almost never used in its true context) an any given day.
This ever growing mass of people that use the word Zionism to insult do it for one of two reasons, either out of ignorance as to its meaning and the history of the Arab Israeli conflict, or latent racism. In either case, their intended meaning when using this word is vague. It's used interchangeably to mean Jewish, Israeli, supporter of Israel, colonialist, Nazi, war criminal, kike, and more. And it is always used as an affront, an attack or a slur, meant to imply negativity, insult or offense. For the word zionist has no place in proper discourse unless discussing of whether one supports a Jewish homeland in a philisophical sense, and not, as many would like to believe, whether or not one supports Israel. Really, the word Zionist should not be used by anyone besides an historian, or someone Jewish.
When used by the racists, the vagueness is intentional. They'll typically try to justify their use of the term like we'll see in an example below, while at the same time using it as an insult. More often than not the person using it takes pleasure in its ambiguity, and is even proud of his getting away with insulting another. Once you've read a few comments written in this manner this usage becomes clear, it's meaning unmistakable.
The bottom line is that the new anti-Semitism allows people to openly project their anti-Semitic views on Israel while hiding behind what they claim is a legitimate form of anti-Israel sentiment, hence the criticism of "Zionists" and "Zionism," and not Israel or its policies.
Originally posted by freedomSlave
Originally posted by knightrider078
reply to post by Ben81
Suicide Bombers Bombing Buses and Restaurants
People on this board hates Jews and want them all burned like the nazis
how the hell are they supposed to fight back they have nothing they don't get hand out from super powers of the west or the east
wtf would you do in that situation just take it ,