Jerry A. Coyne & Sam Harris on the Israel / Palestine conflict..

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You may have noticed I don’t provide a blogroll, and perhaps it’s time for me to do so..  - I thought of it because I just visited one of my favourite blogs, -Why Evolution is True.., the latest piece of which is Sam Harris on the Israel/Palestine conflict..arguing on the internet 002 300x295 Jerry A. Coyne & Sam Harris on the Israel / Palestine conflict..!!!!!###???***%%%>>>^^^&&&~~~¤¤¤###???!!!@§§§§++****###!!!!!!!!!!!

For anyone weary of stupid, – not to speak of hateful, - Facebook-comments, I highly  recommend paying a visit to Why-Evolution-is-True. I don’t approve of blogger and evolutionary biologist, Jerry A. Coyne’s comment policy, but I must admit the discussion – ( 100 + comments already ) – is way above average IQ-levels, and highly civilized.. – Mr. Coyne, – unlike myself icon smile Jerry A. Coyne & Sam Harris on the Israel / Palestine conflict..  will not tolerate any nonsense about, say, Israel being an “apartheid” state,  but as I said: I highly recommend his blog !

Jerry A. Coyne:

“If there are two hot-button topics in the liberal atheist community, they would be.. Sam Harris and Israel. For reasons I have yet to fathom, Sam evokes an extraordinary amount of rancor among atheists. I’m not sure why, but sometimes I think that some Harris-haters resent his goal of making them think about hard questions…

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Sam Harris: Why I don’t criticize Israel (that much..)

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Sam Harris:

The condemnation levelled against Israel from the rest of the world is completely out of proportion to what they’ve actually done..

Even on their worst day the Israelis act with more care and compassion and self-criticism than muslim combattants have anywhere, ever..

The truth is: We ALL live in Israel, – it’s just that some of us haven’t realised it yet..

Update:
I was / am delighted to see that, – after publishing the above, – my stats immediately began booming, and I could think of no better way to express my appreciation – and light-heartedness.., than posting this Jewcy picture, below.. – Some of you will find it inappropriate,  no doubt, in view of sad events happening in Gaza, but I’m confident most of you know when it’s time to cry and when it’s time to smile..
Whatever your reaction is, it is meant to make you smile, - so consider it a bonus for visiting this blog and, hopefully, taking the time to listen to Sam Harris.. – THANKYOU icon smile Sam Harris: Why I dont criticize Israel (that much..)

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Douglas Murray on global anti-Israel animosity..

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Douglas Murray, British writer, political journalist and commentator, whom I’ve had the pleasure of meeting personally a couple of years ago, – and for whom I have the deepest respect, – on global anti-Israel protests and “priorities”:

There are, of course, a lot of ignorant people..”

He goes on to call these ignoramuses “the Nazis of our time..

I’m not entirely sure though, if what he suggests is that “the Nazis” and “the ignoramuses” are two seperate groups.., but make up your own minds..

I don’t know if these figures are accurate, but they certainly make one wonder why “people” are so (disproportionately) enraged with Israel’s socalled “genocide” in Gaza.. Of course the very term itself, - genocide.., – however ludicrous, is guaranteed to trigger a lot of (negative) emotion, but could it be it’s got something to do with these folks being Jews.., – evil Jews I mean of course.., bloodthirsty Jews..

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Pakistan’s Jewish Dobbelgänger, – a comparison of Israel and Pakistan’s raison d’etre..

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It is the opinion of many, that “Pakistan’s Jewish Dobbelgänger”, a.k.a. the State of Israel, has no raison d’etre..

“So how would you feel if an outsider barges inside your house and takes over?”

.. is often an inaccurately analogous question posed [by Pakistanis] to condemn Israel’s creation that doesn’t do any justice to the complexity of the crisis, and completely ignores the Arabs’ contribution to the issue’s exacerbation..

That there is a multitude of similarities between Pakistani and Israeli inceptions, quite often depicting prodigiously larger scale of suffering in the former’s creation, means that Pakistanis questioning Israel’s existence quite often slash question marks over the raison d’etre of their own state…

No other state’s creation has resulted in a bigger mass migration than Pakistan’s

Around 700,000 Palestinians were displaced owing to Israel’s creation while Pakistan’s creation, as United India divided into India and Pakistan, left 20 times more people homeless – around 14 million, 7 million on either side…

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Pakistan’s creation led to around half a million deaths compared to the 25,000 that died in the immediate aftermath of Israel’s inception. Not to mention the fact that former president of Pakistan General Ziaul Haq supervised over the Black September operation in 1970 that led to the massacre of around 25,000 Palestinians in Jordan…

If we are going by the argument that Israel ‘belongs’ to Palestinians, then by the same logic Pakistan would ‘belong’ to Indians.

Both India and Palestine were under the British rule at the time of their partitions, and while there had been a sovereign entity called India before it became a British colony, there had never been a sovereign Palestine in human history, with the term only being used as a geographical expression. From the Ancient Egyptians’ rule to the Ottoman Empire before the British, Palestine had never been an independent entity…

The city of Jerusalem has been usurped 44 times in the past four millennia by the followers of the three Abrahamic religions and the use of the argument by both sides that the land actually ‘belongs’ to them is one of the major reasons why the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has become a never ending debate. This is precisely why none of the partition offers – from the 85% in 1937 (Peel Commission) to the 22% in 2001 – has been acceptable to the Arabs, because of their sense of entitlement over the entire Palestinian land…

Let’s not forget that while Pakistanis are touting casualties owing to Hamas’ open use of human shields as ‘genocide’, there is systematic ethnic cleansing of the Shia and the Baloch going on in Pakistan..

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Pat Condell: Why I support Israel..

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I totally understand  it if you can stomach no more talk of antisemitism and / or the Holocaust. Nevertheless, you should listen to Pat Condell, who explains his reasons for supporting Israel in this video, below, which was published after the kidnapping / killing of three Israeli teenagers, but before “Operation Protective Edge”, not that it would make an iota of difference to the opinion(s) of this Godless Comedian..

I’d say it’s an oversimplification to explain the conflict by pointing to antisemitism and religiously motivated hate only, while a statement like: “Israel wants peace, Palestinians don’t” is an overstatement, of course, but other than that I completely agree with Mr. Condell, and apart from him being a hero of mine, I’m also posting this video because I’ve had ENOUGH of people trying to convince me that both parties are equally at fault, not to speak of autopilot hate-spewing.. left-leaning gutmenchen..

By the way, check out this Analysis Of Gazans Killed So Far In Operation Protective Edge , and make your own conclusions about the number of “innocent civilians”.. – (Number of fatalities, at the time of writing this, now more than double of these figures, which should not, however, change the pattern..)

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Updated July 23rd. :

New Analysis Of Gazan Casualties In Operation Protective Edge As of July 23rd Update by Aussie Dave Israellycool copy Pat Condell: Why I support Israel..

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