By Caitlin Johnstone
Marginalized communities need to be recognized as historically oppressed, and realize that they are defending themselves from that kind of aggression. Yes, they use disproportionate response. But you have no idea what it was like in the 1930’s and 1940’s when they had no safe place to go, were looked down on and treated as non-human everywhere.
Irrelevant red herring.
I cannot blame them for wanting to defend their freedom and safety, and they do it as a Democracy that provides religious freedom to all people. Arabs get full citizenship in Israel, while in may Arab countries Jews are not allowed to be citizens, or are restricted.
That’s just plain false. It’s practically impossible to get Israeli citizenship as a resident of Gaza or the West Bank, and the citizenship application process has ground to a halt. Even prior to that Israel rejected half of Palestinian applicants for citizenship. There are many, many ways in which Israeli law discriminates against Palestinians. See: