"The Jews"



Just as it is wrong to stereotype all Palestinians as terrorists or suicide bombers, so too is it wrong to stereotype all Jews as this or that. There are many Jews that oppose Israel's occupation and colonization of the Palestinian territories and those US Jews in particular, are amongst the bravest. For they may find themselves to be a target of pro-Israel extremists who have some harsh words for those that don't fall in line with the Likudniks.

But let us also be clear, opposing the Israeli government's policies of oppression and human rights violations does not make one an anti-Semite, as is continually being alleged by pro-Israeli pundits here in the United States and in Israel. Anti-Semitism is real and should be denounced in the clearest possible terms. But let us not conflate Judaism with the oppressive policies of the government of Israel.

And last but not least, Jews the world over should find out what is going on in their name. Don't take my word for it, see for yourselves.

What'd you expect? A big tirade about "the Jews"? Uh uh. I've known some nice people in my lifetime that happened to be Jews, and if anyone tried to harm or bomb them, they'd have to go through me first. Bombing or harming innocent civilians is always wrong. Two wrongs don't make a right, and that goes for both sides. Fair is fair.