I’m going to tear this piece of anal excrement to shreds:
But first, notice the masthead. Pretty impressive don’t you think? It’s a fraking Facebook Group. The total membership is 382. The total number of members who actually post is about 12. There are three Admins and 1 moderator. They say they are an official Democratic Party Club, chartered by the Humboldt County Central Committee. It’s a Facebook Group. Give me a break.
First off, Exhibit 1:
It amazes me that so called Progressives, who allegedly believe that women are human beings, that they have the right to healthcare that includes the right to choose an abortion, that members of the LGBTQ community should have equal rights, that trans-children should be given the opportunity to become their true selves ….. that they will attack and vilify Israel, where all these things are true and practiced, yet defend the “Palestinian state,” where NONE of these things are true and practiced. But, moving on …….
Let’s find out exactly what the definition of “Apartheid” is according to International Law: “Apartheid refers to the implementation and maintenance of a system of legalized racial segregation in which one racial group is deprived of political and civil rights. Apartheid is a crime against humanity punishable under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.” (Source: https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/apartheid)
What’s the problem here? Arabs and Jews are of the same race. They are both Semitic peoples. But, according to International Law, Apartheid is a system of legalized RACIAL segregation. So, Amnesty International gets it wrong. Or, they are using their very own special “customized” definition of apartheid, designed to paint Israel with a very broad brush.
This is true, but there are good reasons. The Palestinians in question built houses, business properties and created farms on land that did not belong to them. Some of them, like those in East Jerusalem, stopped paying rent to their Jewish land lords. What happens here in the US when you stop paying your rent? You get evicted. The same is true in Israel. If you don’t pay your rent you get evicted. Israel is, after all, a Social Democracy built on Capitalistic principles, just like Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
This sounds like Israel is “occupying” Judea/Samaria. But that is not true. Judea/Samaria is a part of Israel. 1st, Judea/Samaria was a part of Israel prior to the May 1948 war, when five Arab nations attacked Israel to “drive the Jews into the sea.” Jordan was able to capture Judea/Samaria and a good part of Jerusalem in that war. Jordan occupied it until June of 1967. when Israel was attacked again, only this time Israel better defended itself and liberated Judea/Samaria and all of Jerusalem. Israel does not occupy Judea/Samaria because it belonged to Israel in the first place.
Therefore there is absolutely nothing illegal about what Israel is doing on it’s own land. They have even given considerable concessions to the so called “Palestinians,” allowing them to self govern parts of Judea/Samaria.
There are a couple of amazing conclusions in the resolution here. First, there is no US law governing Israel, which is a sovereign state of it’s own. 2nd, the United Nations is not a one world government (which, by the way, if you look further in my blog, you will find that I am an advocate of just that). What Israel does is it’s own business. Does Israel deny the “Palestinian” right to “self-determination? They have their own government, really, their own little country in Gaza. But, they also have “chosen” terrorists for their leadership, so things might not be working out so well. “They threaten the very existence of the Palestinian people….” This sounds like an accusation of genocide to me. If true, the Israelis have failed miserably at this. The Arab population of Israel has sky rocketed since 1948.
Yes the seven, er, 382 members of a Facebook group urges Democratic members of the House of Representatives to do something. Yeah, that will happen. Of course here we have another repeat of lies authored by the propagandists of the “Palestinian” people.
It just isn’t going to happen. Israel is the only democracy in the middle east. And, thanks to Jared Kushner (Trumps son in law) lots of Arab nations (outside of the Palestinians) are making treaties with Israel, and reaping the benefits of Israel’s prosperity and technological advancement.
It’s weird. Trump did exactly two things right while he was President. He moved our embassy from Tel Aviv to the Israeli capital – Jerusalem, and he recognized Israel’s control over the Golan Heights. Of course, he also committed a boat load of felonies, was impeached twice, and attempted a coup d’etat, but no ones perfect, right?
Anyroad, as I was saying the noble and glorious resolution of the Facebook group, Humboldt Progressive Democrats, isn’t fit to be used to wipe my ass with after a healthy crap.