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Monday, May 16, 2005

Double Standards

This isn't a post on a pro/anti or halachic Nekudat Mabat (However, I will be posting about some interesting stuff I read later) of the Disengagement. Most of you reading this have already gauged where I stand. If not, read my previous post, entitled "Fantasy Meet Reality" and a post to come. I want to just talk about the hypocracy from the world surrounding the Pinoy. I hope it will be short, sweet, and to the point. Imagine for an instant that Israel decided that in order to secure their rightful sovereingty over the whole of Jerusalem, they were not going to build any more of the security fence. They want more securiy than that, so they decide they are going to "move" every Arab/Palestinian living in East Jerusalem into the agreed borders of the West Bank and/or Gaza. They would be evacuated from their homes and compensated for their "troubles". They protested, stopping traffic, and causing quite a sight on the news. What do you think the world would say when they heard and saw what was happening? Do you think they would support Israel in its ethnic cleansing ("definition") of the Arabs? They see the protesting and everything that's going on here due to the Disengagement, yet they support it whole-heartedly. If any other country tries to pull something like this off, the Human Rights groups scream in horror, and demand the rest of the world to stop it. But, Jews forcibally expelling other Jews from their home (no matter the compensation)...Nothing wrong with that in their eyes. I'm sure some of those quiet countries are hoping and crossing their fingers that some Jews kill each other or die during the process. But, if it was the other way around, and Israel or some other country (Say Saddam Huseim expelling the Kurds...) expelling people from their homes in the name of "peace"....What do you think the world outcry would be...?


At 2:53 PM, Blogger stillruleall said...

You really cant compare this pullout to any other "disengagement" ever seen before. Firstly, This isnt one group expelling another, this is one group expelling itself. Also, the world as a whole has never accepted those areas as part of Israel, so they certainly have no problem with us returning to the lines that they recognize, no matter how much people fight it. No one had a problem with Sadaam pulling out of Kuwait, no matter how many people he had to move to do it. Israel itself has never included Gaza in its borders, so you cant blame the rest of the world for not including it.

At 5:01 PM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Good point. I didn't think about it like that. However, Saddam didn't "disengage" from Kuwait. He went to war and invaded Kuwait, so when he left, it was b/c he was kicked out. Also, it doesn't matter that Gaza isn't included in its borders. People are being expelled from their homes. I can blame the world for not caring when if the Israelis decided to disengage the Pals from their homes in Jerusalem (which, as we see, all of it is included in our borders), the world would be in an uproar of human right violations. You have to admit the world does hold some very poignant double standards when it comes to Israel


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