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US Press Horrified By Trump’s "Shoot Migrants in the Legs" But Ignores What Israeli Snipers Do to Palestinian Protesters

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/10/04/us-press-horrified-trumps-shoot-migrants-legs-ignores-what-israeli-snipers-do

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Thanks again CD for covering this. Perhaps Blue & White is preferable because they will shoot them in the legs instead of in the head. Oops, forgot Bennie Glantz was their commanding officer.

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Thanks Juan for communicating this horror: I mean these are
the people of God torturing children along with the murdering
innocents.
Now watch out that the Univ. of Michigan doesn’t come for
your throat.

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White Supremacy and Zionism have much in common with the fascist and racist ideologies of the early 20th century, which explains their proclivity towards barbarism against fellow human beings.

When one is indoctrinated with myths like “a people without a land, a land without a people,” it is but a small step to treating those “invisible” and/or “inconvenient” people actually living on the coveted land as somehow less than human.

Similarly, when White Supremacists are indoctrinated that immigrants, minorities and religions other than Christianity stand in the way of “making America great again,” it is becomes easy for them to actually believe these non-Whites to be “criminals,” and treat them accordingly.

Exclusivist ideologies that dehumanize people based upon their race, religion, nationality, and/or sexual orientation are not new. As amply demonstrated by history (and this article), neither is the barbarity and inhumanity that flows from them.

That these lessons remain unlearned, just 70 years removed from the horrors of the Holocaust, without a hint of irony, is simply shameful.

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People need to read THE SEVENTH MILLION, by Tom Segev. It’s the real history of Israel’s formation that is overlooked and buried-------just like all the murdered Palestinians. : (

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Those who are bullied, become bullies themselves as soon as they get the chance.

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The press - and by extension the public consciousness - is a funny thing. Changes and proposals evoke strong reactions of any type, but if the change actually takes place, it is quickly normalized and taken for granted.

For better. Or for worse.

Mr. Bleeding Heart, where you when Egypt expelled the Jews and confiscated their property? Or when Iraq expelled the Jews and confiscated their property? Or when Yemen had to put the surviving Jews under guard to keep them from being killed by their neighbors? Or when Jordan says no Jews may become citizens or own land? Or when Syria passed apartheid laws against the Jews?

By the way, you do know that there are black and brown and oriental Jews, so don’t give me that crap about white supremacy.

Sharonsj,

The tragic mutual expulsions and actions that you speak of were triggered by the forcible imposition of the Zionist Project in Palestine, NOT the other way around as you seem to imply.

You repeat a commonly proffered Zionist myth about Arab, and particularly Palestinian, refusal to live with Jews. But the fact of the matter is that Jews had been living alongside Palestinians and other Arabs for a very long time. Your mention of the presence/residence of sizable Jewish populations in Palestine and the Arab World implies that you know this.

And while Zionists like to point to this long-term Jewish presence, this presence was a result of the actions of the Islamic Saladin, who encouraged the Jewish re-population of Jerusalem after capturing it in 1187, and thereafter by the Islamic Ottomans, notwithstanding Zionists’ often blatant Islamophobia.

What changed all this was Zionist Project of the late 19th and early 20th century, and the “immigrants” it funded openly declaring that they intended to create a separate religiously exclusivist state in their place of refuge, with or without the consent of its indigenous population. The Zionist Project did not begin or end in 1948, and your mention of events pre-dating and post-dating 1948 shows that you know this as well.

This is the problem with the Zionist narrative, and why it is such an insidious and intractable obstacle to peace.

It intentionally seeks to obscure the main cause of the conflict, the land grab done without the consent of the indigenous population, with half-truths (myths if you will) like your post about the alleged Arab and Palestinian refusal to live together with Jews (despite centuries of evidence to the contrary).

Exposing such Zionist myths whenever and wherever they are spouted is the first best step towards achieving a just and lasting peace.

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Sharonsj,

As for the last sentence/paragraph of your comment, you are either being deliberately obtuse or need a refresher on reading comprehension.

Thanks, Juan, for pointing out that massive hole in American, and others’, so-called conscience. That the ICC has been effectively emasculated is a point of vile dishonor on both Americans, Israelis, and Brits, et al. I’d like to see an article on how these military snipers and murderers in Israel fare when they’re forced to look in a mirror. It’s hard to believe they all have a mind construct that leaves them faultless, no conscience or regrets…especially if they’ve been raised with Jewish religion values.

Sickening how the victim becomes the perpetrator…an old human history …

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