STOP – Please

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We’ve all seen it.

  • Posts that denounce Israel for what’s going on in Gaza.
  • Posts that support Israel for their right to protect their people.
  • Posts that denounce the Palestinians as terrorists.
  • Posts that support Palestinians as they fall victims to US military support of Israel.

Here’s the thing. I don’t think we’re going to change anyone’s mind by posting on FB or Twitter. If I wanted to find out more about the incredibly complicated issues of the Middle East, the last place I would turn to is FB or Twitter.

I am no expert on the complicated issues of Israel/Palestine.

But here are some things I do know.

  • Is Israel innocent in it’s dealings with the Palestinians? No.
  • Are the Palestinians innocent in it’s dealings with Israel? No.
  • Is Israel victim to terrorist attacks? Yes.
  • Are the Palestinians victim to terrorism? Yes.
  • Both parties are victims. Both parties are guilty.

The issue for me isn’t who’s right or wrong. I don’t think we’ll ever know.

The issue is not who started this war. I don’t think we’ll ever know.

All I know is that unless someone stops shooting, more people will die.

So please. Stop the killing…