• tearsintherain
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    3 months ago

    Chicken versus the egg. How can they have any viable leadership when there is no right of self-determination? When there is an occupation? When land grabs via illegal settlement building has continued for decades and decades. Israel gets admonished at best but none that hasn’t stopped the settlement building (filled by crazy right wing religious folks). When there’s a boot on your neck at all times, how do you expect a people to flourish, to have a “viable leadership”? When right wing religious zealots who believe all of Israel is theirs run amok.

    This argument seems to want to shift blame on the occupied, not the occupiers. Basically another form of dehumanization that has been trodded out when it becomes harder to look past the indiscriminate, disproportionate (common theme) killing of civilians.