Judaism isn’t purely a religion. The Jewish people are an ethnoreligious group, as in they consider themselves a distinct ethnicity.
It’s exactly the same. They are the ones with the institutional power in this situation.
Also, your further point shows exactly how this kind of racist rhetoric gets ignored when it comes to Israel.
Oh no! Not the dirty Arabs and Africans!
Don’t you love to claim that everyone is equal in Israel? If it’s a true democracy, it shouldn’t matter what your ethnic build up is, yes?
If Jews weren’t privileged above all, and had racist laws to cater towards them specifically, why should it matter if they weren’t the majority?
No, maintaining ethnic supremacy and a “favorable” ethnic build up is disgusting and 100% racist, no matter how much you harp on about it.
no, this is a good question actually! Although let me just clear up that Israel wanting a Jewish-majority state is to do with ethnicity, not religion. Many Israeli Jews are quite secular. But to your question now. I think generally addressing what’s going on and what’s happening in Gaza, the narrative that Israel is fighting “terrorists” is fueled by islamophobia, because as you know, Hamas are an Islamic resistance group. I mean, whether secular resistance groups like the PFLP were the main groups fighting Israel, they’d still pull the “terrorist” line but because it’s Hamas, it really adds that anti-Muslim sentiment. But generally Israel could care less what the religion of a Palestinian is, they just kill. So yeah it’s mainly anti-arab and colonialism. Anti-Arabism and Islamophobia often, although not always, tend to go hand in hand anyway.
No worries at all — your curiosity already forgives any ignorance you so humbly claim to have kind anon.
Yes, I am. I think it’s disrespectful and insensitive, to be honest, for both sides. Palestinians deserve their own struggle, their own grief, their own triumph. They reserve the right to a resistance that shouldn’t be equated / downgraded to a faint tragedy in the past just so others can get a “glimpse.” Palestinians deserve an active, independent illustration of what has defined their lives for the past sixty years, which knows no equivalent. Comparisons and analogies, especially in politics, reduce realities. The same goes for Jews. Hitler’s anti-semitism carries a horrific legacy — it’s not something to be played with or abused.
There is the argument that it is a strategic attack for empathy — the “you know how it feels, so you shouldn’t be doing it to others.” But still, it doesn’t run well with me. It strips both tragedies of their respective trauma. Simply offering the Palestinian narrative goes far enough to install that sense of conscience, we don’t need to pour salt on open wounds to do so while also losing independence in the process.
Let me know if you need any clarification. This is also just my opinion — definitely not a fact / nothing I’m preaching.
chocolate chip, makmur, cornflake, cheese sticks, attempting something called Nestum Ice, and a Dutch butter cookie based on a recipe from my aunt :)
I googled Nestum Ice and sounds nice :)