This past week, President Obama talked with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about how to achieve peace in the Middle East after countless decades of instability and war. Although Netanyahu’s reply to Obama’s proposal was an emphatic “Yeah, right,” the Israeli PM and President Obama did agree on hard and fast Israeli security for the borders. Oh, well, that makes sense I suppose…
Wait, no it doesn’t. So, Israel, you want to achieve peace, but you don’t want to compromise or work for it? What kind of lazy, self-important bulls**t is that?
“We can’t go back to the 1967 borders”
You mean you won’t go back to the 1967 borders, right? Look, we all know how this has gone. Look at the Israel-Palestine border today, and look at the border from 1946-1967. It’s easy enough to draw one’s own conclusions from looking at the map, but I’ll spell it out for you in plain English – the fanatical obsession over the “holy land” of Jerusalem has created a divide between Israel and Palestine that has seen land that was essentially promised to both by either the French or British fought over for a century.
When does it end? When the Palestinian territories are all but wiped out? This whole situation is like two kids in a sandbox, fighting over how much of the sand the other can have. The problem here is that Israel is the kid that’s been picked on before and should really know better, but it’s got a parent (the United States) that’s coddled them ever since they had their own skirmish on the playground.
Our country spends billions of dollars every year on aid for Israel, and what does Israel do in return? Scoff at peace talks and treat us like they’ve got the leash around our neck. Oh, and don’t forget the genocide, too. Yeah, that just happened. See, what a lot of folks like to do when Israel’s foreign policy is criticized is cry anti-semitism, which is stupid because not only is this an Israel problem and not a Jewish problem, the word “semite” actually refers to Biblical descendants of Shem, which is basically that whole area. Wow – I did Nazi that coming.
Are we getting uncomfortable yet? Good. It’s healthy to look ourselves in the mirror and see just how ugly we’ve become; to see what a nation with a Zionism fetish has encouraged. We need to look at the situation realistically and stop looking through the clouded vision of a book that was written by man thousands of years ago, cause the Bible sure isn’t going to give us any advice on peace.