Now, with violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories forcing the issue back to the forefront of American politics, divisions between the leadership of the Democratic Party and the activist wing have burst into public view. While the Biden administration is handling the growing conflict as a highly sensitive diplomatic challenge involving a longstanding ally, the ascendant left views it as a searing racial justice issue that is deeply intertwined with the politics of the United States.
For those activists, Palestinian rights and the decades-long conflict over land in the Middle East are linked to causes like police brutality and conditions for migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Party activists who fight for racial justice now post messages against the “colonization of Palestine” with the hashtag #PalestinianLivesMatter.
on Friday, nearly 150 prominent liberal advocacy organizations issued a joint statement calling for “solidarity with the Palestinian residents” and condemning “Israeli state violence” and “supremacy” in Jerusalem.
The statement was signed not just by groups focused on Middle Eastern and Jewish issues but by groups dedicated to causes like climate change, immigration, feminism and racial justice — a sign that for the party’s liberal faction, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has moved far beyond the realm of foreign policy.
“The base of the party is moving in a very different direction than where the party establishment is,” Mr. Zogby said. “If you support Black Lives Matter, it was not a difficult leap to saying Palestinian lives matter, too.”
This is a debate which Jews cannot win:
Daniel Gordis, senior vice president at the Shalem College in Jerusalem
the history of Jews and Israel should not be viewed through the same lens as the racial and political history of the United States. Israel’s experience is distinct, he said, because of Judaism’s biblical ties to its land
Translation: “Because we stole the land the first time, we should be allowed to steal it a second time.” Yes, really:
A powerful multi-national (or more accurately, multi-ethnic) coalition headed by the king of Hazor, the most important northern city, is defeated with Yahweh’s help. Hazor itself is then captured and destroyed.
Joshua “carries out a systematic campaign against the civilians of Canaan — men, women and children — that amounts to genocide.” In doing this he is carrying out herem as commanded by Yahweh in Deuteronomy 20:17: “You shall not leave alive anything that breathes”. The purpose is to drive out and dispossess the Canaanites, with the implication that there are to be no treaties with the enemy, no mercy, and no intermarriage.:175 “The extermination of the nations glorifies Yahweh as a warrior and promotes Israel’s claim to the land,” while their continued survival “explores the themes of disobedience and penalty and looks forward to the story told in Judges and Kings.”:18–19
Joshua has become an iconic figure for the Jewish Zionist movement, and many Israeli settlements sit on land taken by force from Palestinians. David Ben-Gurion saw in the war narrative of Joshua an ideal basis for a unifying national myth for his new State of Israel, framed against a common enemy, the Arabs. He met with politicians and scholars such as Bible scholar Shemaryahu Talmon to discuss Joshua’s supposed conquests and later published a book of the meeting transcripts; in a lecture at Ben-Gurion’s home, archaeologist Yigael Yadin argued for the historicity of the Israelite military campaign pointing to the conquests of Hazor, Bethel, and Lachish. Zionism thus presented the 1948 war (the war which saw the creation of the State of Israel) as a “miraculous” clearing of the land based on Joshua, and the Bible as a mandate for the expulsion of the Palestinians.
The most important thing now is to expose Jews who claim to be “sympathetic towards Palestinians” but who are actually promoting the Two-State Solution (which amounts to requiring us to declare Israel legitimate):
“What most American Jews desire is to see Israelis and Palestinians living in dignity, in a just and equitable society,” said Rabbi Sharon Brous, the leader of IKAR, a large progressive synagogue in Los Angeles. “It is imperative that we support a third way,” she said, “recognizing the generational trauma and suffering of both peoples and creating a just and shared future for everyone.”
A “just and shared future for everyone” is an oxymoron. Logically, a shared future for everyone would imply the victim sharing the oppressor’s punishment, which is in no way just. A just future for everyone would imply different consequences for the oppressor than for the victim, hence would not be a shared future.
True justice would involve all Jews ever to have lived burning in hell for eternity. In this world, it at least means Israel wiped off the map and all presently existing Jewish bloodlines permanently eliminated (and those who try to deceive us with oxymoronic False Left platitudes having their tongues removed).
And if there is to be justice:
Freelance CNN contributor Adeel Raja, who reported from Pakistan, has been fired by the network over a now-deleted tweet in connection with the Israel-Palestine conflict. The Islamabad-based journalist tweeted Sunday, “The world today needs a Hitler.”
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