CONSIDER THIS: I do not under any circumstances support what the Israeli government under the leadership of Benjamin Netanyahu has been doing in Palestine especially in the Gaza Strip. But let me be very clear to those reading this and would translate that to mean that I’m somehow “anti-semitic” or “anti-Jewish” because I don’t support the Israeli government, shame on you for thinking so small.
There are Jews throughout the world as well as Israeli citizens who don’t support this government and what some would deem crimes against humanity. So for me this is a human issues not an Jewish issue. Let me further add, I do not under any circumstances support the actions of Hamas and their rhetoric of hatred and their corrupt leadership. They are very wrong too.
You see, there’s a complex history when it comes to the formation of Israel in the 1940’s and the unwillingness of the European nations and the U.S. to force the creation of a Palestinian state at the same time. The mistake was made then and the world is still paying for it now. Some of you think this is about religious belief and ancient prophecy, that too is wrong thinking. The only prophecy that’s taking place is the self fulfilling kind. The kind that would continue to see this supposed prophecy to fruition at a cost to all humanity.
What this is, is a powder keg of human behaviour that has caused nothing but pain and suffering on all sides. True leadership on the part of Israel and Hamas would be working towards to diplomatic solutions of compromise. Until that happens we will continue to see what we’re seeing now. Pain, suffering, fear and needless deaths.
But when it’s all said and done, it will be the Children of Israel and the Children of Palestine who will loose everything. And that is where the real shame and sadness resides.