Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Don't bother talking to them

'A war of words opened up at the United Nations this afternoon with the release of a scathing U.N. report on alleged war crimes committed by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and Palestinian militants during fighting in the Gaza strip earlier this year.

The 574-page report from the U.N. Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict is particularly tough on Israel which invaded Gaza after years of enduring thousands of indiscriminate rocket and mortar attacks from Hamas and other militant Palestinian groups. Israel dismantled Jewish settlements in Gaza and withdrew its forces from the territory in 2005, leaving it under Palestinian rule.'

There is almost as little point Israel defending itself at the UN as there is engaging a die-hard conspiracy theorist about their pet theory. To a very large majority of the UN, an Israeli war IS a war crime. The existence of Israel is a crime. There is pretty much no point arguing with these people.

I have, and as you dig down into their arguments, what is laid bare inevitably is that they don't believe Israel should exist at all. It's 'muslim' land for Arabs, you know. If you ain't an Arab, you got no right! If you are a Christian or a Jew or a Druze, you shouldn't be there at all. Just muslim Arabs. Because once you've invaded a place, you get to keep it forever, right! And the Arabs invaded Palestine and took it so now its theirs. Because they say so! And nothing can be more legitimate than an Arab saying so. They would never lie. It just goes against everything in their culture. Got that? Good.

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