We’re all blessed with having different perspectives to share on various issues. But when it comes to humanity are we allowed to disagree with one another? I shared my political opinion on my blog, twitter, Tumblr and even Facebook. (Some have unfriended me on Facebook as a result of my political opinion in which I was condemning Israel for the genocide on Gaza).
I once wrote an entry on this blog criticizing the term “victory” as used by the Gazan or Hamas. But I still strongly believe that Israel was and is still a war criminal state. I shared this post “What Victory?” on twitter, because this is how social networks work: you write something and share it somewhere else. If you see my status on twitter and you just click on it to see a preview (for the first few lines), you’d only read a description of the brutal Israeli attack on Gaza. You’d have to click to read the entire post in order to read my criticism that only appears through the end.
Despite my criticism, someone bothered to check my tweet (not the entire post) and asked me “Since when killing terrorists is genocide?” How should one react to this kind of question/statement? Apparently all Palestinian children and civilians in Gaza are terrorist. Have I been siding with the wrong people? And if all Palestinians/Arabs are terrorist, am I also a terrorist? Oh well, dear reader you’re reading a post that is written by a terrorist. Listen to this song please. I did reply to that tweet and it probably appeared juvenile: “I see that your claim is that every Palestinian is a terrorist. Do I look like one myself?” His reply was, as expected, “if u support hamas then defenetly yes. Do u?” Hamas is considered a terrorist organization by so many countries, and according to Israel, not only Hamas is a terrorist organization, but every Palestinian organization or freedom fighter is an absolute terrorist. A terrorist organization or not, Hamas has defined itself as a resistance movement – resisting the Israeli occupation (not the Egyptian occupation that ended in 1967). Whether I support Hamas or not is not the issue. I support justice and freedom. But let me tell you one more thing, just because Hamas is an Islamic movement you can’t compare it to ISIS, because as much as I hate religious/Islamic movement, ISIS is different.
The next thing the person who spoke to me on Twitter added: “and u aint a palastinian as there is no such . Time to face facts that you are jordanian . Occupied territories waspart of Jordan”. How do I answer this? First of all, I’m not Jordanian, and no one in the occupied territories is Jordanian. Before the 1948, it was Palestine under the British Mandate and then for 20 years it was declared as part of Jordan and then in 1967 it was occupied by Israel. Seriously people, read history, enlighten yourself.
His next comment was: “there was no state called palastine … israel doesnt claim for victory nore was interested in it … all israel wanted is not to be attacked. if u are from israel then u should have an israelian ID . if u r wrom west bank then u should have jordanian passport .somehas both”
First of all, there has always been a state that is called Palestine, it was under the British Mandate for a while, and then the Zionists came and occupied it, trying to erase it from history. They even told Jewish people that this land was empty, or people who used to live here aren’t really from here and all they wish for is to never grant the Jews (who have the right to return after thousands of year) to their homeland. First of all, even before 1948 Jews used to live here with other Arabs, speaking Arabic (Practicing Hebrew for religious purposes as well) and were also Palestinians. But now they’re considered Israelis because the state of Israel wants them to believe that being Israeli is way better than being Palestinian.
If Israel doesn’t want to be attacked? Or fought against then why more illegal Israeli settlements are being built in the west bank? And why does Israel keeps sending the IDF into the west bank and spreading terror among the Palestinians? Do you know that Hamas did not kidnap and kill the 3 Israeli youth few months ago? But Israel only blamed Hamas to start a new war? And as for the prospect of which ID do I own, does it matter? We all hold different IDs but it doesn’t really define who we are. If I had an Israeli ID I will forever remain a “filthy” Palestinian in the eyes of the Israelis.
Next tweet: “u r just another dumb muslim that think she is smart . The UN decided of a country named israel .u can agree ir not its israel . west bank was occupied on 1967 since u arabs love wars , its your nature to do wars . and gaza was controlled by egypt . So i suggest u stop your drugs or what ever and face the facts unless u love wars .”
First of all don’t assume that I’m Muslim because I’m an Arab and/or Palestinian. I stated before that Jews were also Arabs and believe it or not there are plenty of Christian Arabs too. That might seem as a shock, but yes, some Christians are Arabs too. I’m not a Muslim, I’m an Atheist. How about that? But what if I was a Muslim? Don’t I have the right to say the truth?
As for the UN, what right did the UN have giving the Zionists somebody else’s country? (watch this) I once had this argument with someone about the “right to return”, and I really find it ridiculous that after thousands of years some nation has to “return” to their land and evacuate/depopulate all other people who used to live there. This is not “returning” this is occupation and later it turns into apartheid. Love wars? Really? Is that what you have to say? Who has the invincible army? The tanks and all the weapons? And making a business out of the weapons? (Why do you think the US funds Israel? to try and test new weapons).
So many people argue that all the Arab countries want to demolish Israel. No, Arab countries don’t care, and the Palestinians only want to have their freedom and the right to return to their own lands if that is possible. Palestinians want and need to end this Israeli occupation (not kick the Israeli Jews out) and start a new democratic country for all people (not Zionist or Islamic). Ask every sane Palestinian and that what he or she would say.
The rest of the argument goes as follows:
“Him: ask the un? maybe also give the indians the usa back? U sound like a 5 years old that some one took his icecream
Me:no one said anything about getting the Jews out now. How about givingthe Palestinian refugees the right to return to their land and stop the apartheid regime
Him: how about giving the indians their home back?
Me: how about living in one democratic country, all of us in peace? Not an only Jewish country. One country for everyone.
Him: so 1.5 mil israelian arabs dont live in democracy?
Me: no one lives in democracy here. It’s a Racist country. and people in the west bank and gaza dont have their freedom.
Him: westbank is not israel . Whats your facts that israel is racist? and gaza will never get their freedom if they continue their fight
Me:so many arabs are treated like inferiors. They dont get all their rights, etc. And Israel is controlling the WB. people in Gaza want their freedom and israel will never give it to them, that’s why they’re fighting.
Him: not sure where u get that info from. Many muslims has stores in israel . There is muslims police men and even judges .”
I ended the argument with suggesting to dedicate a post on my blog for him. And this is what I’m doing now. That’s fair, right?
I’m not saying that the Jewish people should be kicked out of this country, they already live here. That would be doing what the Israelis have done in 1948 to many Palestinian families. I was merely suggesting one democratic country for all. For everyone, Palestinians and Jews. The Israeli army controls the West Bank whereas Gaza is an open air prison. People have no freedom and cannot leave unless they get a permission to do so. They’re all being oppressed and mistreated by the Israeli army. Read this too, you might find it interesting.
As for democracy, how can it be a democracy if it’s a Jewish state? And yes, the Arabs (Muslims, Druze, and Christians) have certain rights if they are citizens in Israel. And some of them even have a good status. But discrimination against them has and will always be there. Do you know how many times an “Israeli Arab” has been rejected in the Academy or employment just because he or she is not Jewish? Do you know how many Arabs were assaulted by Jews just because they were found speaking Arabic? If you’re an Israeli living in Israel and you don’t see such racism that’s probably because you don’t meet many Arabs to deal with or because your community does not promote racism, or maybe you just live in denial. Some Palestinian who live in Israel serve theIDF because they think this country will protect them and by serving the army they will get their rights in the country. That’s just bullshit, because after they finish their service they will remain Arabs. “Once an Arab, always an Arab.” And besides they did nothing but fight against their own people (might even be their relatives in Gaza or the West Bank).
You might find the following videos interesting too:
and this: How I became a Self-Hating Jew.
Thank you for reading. I’m open for discussion down below if needed.