There is not virtually a single blog or news post on this site that does not have the word “Israel” in it. Why?. Why everyone around this community has such a strong opinion (positive or negative) about this particular state?
I guess many debates will be settled if the REALITY of Israel’s existence is accepted. True, I’m a Jew, but my thoughts and opinions about this particular subject are entirely independent of my religion, I promise.
Many on this site attack Israel and support those who are determined to wipe it out because of what they have done to Palestinians. They stole their lands , commit genocide etc…What these people do not realize is that they are helping the extremists in Israel unite their nation in their support. The same way that whenever there is a threat of war against Iran the entire nation unites behind IRI. Then I ask, why this path? What is to be gained by resisting the current realities? You know that this “whatever you call it state” is here to stay (Legit or illegal, I’m not going there here in this blog), then why not accept it and go on with building a prosperous future with what is left? Don’t let your pride blind you.
What is wrong to reduce the existential threat and let the Israeli nation (who is generally one of the more liberals around the globe) listen to her conscience and do what is right rather than what it take to exist. Why help them elect Nethanyahou?
What is wrong with accepting reality and accept defeat at one cross section in time and prepare for triumph in the future. Why not make peace at any price and put all your resources towards development. Why not let the Israeli democracy and demography to do your job? What is wrong with being patient for a few generations (if that’s what it takes) while living a better and more progressive life?
You all, please help me understand the flaw in my line of thinking. Since I believe in reality and hence in existence of Israel, many on this site define me as a Zionist. That’s fine (whatever that might mean), but please tell me what is your solution?
I post this also to provide a venue for those who bring Israel into any subject that relates to IRI, to voice their points without distracting the debate around IRI’s issues.