You're coming across as extremely blind. You rarely, if ever, admit to something Israel has done wrong.
What are you talking about?
Just a few days ago I wrote a blog entry about Israel's mistreatment of Bedouins and I wrote several articles about how Israel should do more for Sudanese refugees.
But what you are doing here is criticise me for not believing that Israel has done something wrong by claiming that I just don't "admit" it.
I am sorry, but just because somebody accuses Israel of something is not enough for me to stop defending Israel. And I sure hope that the same will be true for you if you are ever accused without evidence!
I wasn't aware that Israel has a certain number of things it must have done wrong that I have to admit to? I didn't know Israel comes with automatic crimes it has to apologise for regardless of whether the accusations are true or not.
Notice that I am NOT defending what Israel has done. I am denying that Israel HAS done those things it is accused of. That's two different things. Maybe you should watch Matlock more often?
I'm sorry, but you say we're ignorant, you are as well.
Neither of us know the truth.
But I tend to wait with calling someone guilty until he is proven to be guilty, EVEN when the accused is Israel.
In fact, Israel and Jews have so often been accused of horrible crimes, without evidence or truth behind it, that it is safe position to assume that such accusations are lies.
But for some reason people tend to believe such accusations, even when they come from anonymous sources and might just as well have been made up.
Sorry, but Israel is guilty of fucking up. They're not perfect like you're implying. To say otherwise is to delude yourself.But hey, that's just my opinion.
Well, and my opinion is that until somebody PROVES that Israel has "fucked up" I won't believe it.
You are free to believe whatever you want, but don't claim that not believing whatever accusation is hurled at Israel is somehow deluding oneself. It's perfectly normal not to treat accusations as fact and it's the way it's usually done in civilised countries.
Specifically, in this case, I was criticising not the accusations but the way they were reported.
Do you think that referring to anonymous accusations as "breaking the silence" is neutral reporting or fair?
What if somebody accused YOU of a crime and I reported, as fact, that your victims finally "broke their silence" (rather than the truth, which is it that somebody accused you of a crime and didn't present any evidence or reveal his identity)?
You may not like my comments, and will likely claim I'm anti-semitic...but you know, whatever gets you going. I know who I am thanks.
Do you believe that Israel MUST be guilty of SOMETHING just because it is Israel? (Many people do, or how would you explain the the UN spend more time investigating Israel's "crimes" than any other country's issues?)
Do you believe that Israel MUST be guilty of SOMETHING just because many, most, or all countries are and Israel CANNOT be better?
You very obviously believe that Israel isn't innocent, despite the fact that you and I both don't know what really happened in Gaza. So I do wonder what makes you believe that Israel is guilty of something?
Here's what I want to ask the world: Leave Israel alone.
Just for once, for maybe a decade or so, err on the side of the Jews.
Maybe Israel is good, maybe it's evil. Maybe now the stories about the Jews are all true, maybe they are lies again, like they have been for over 2000 years.
But why the heck is it impossible to err on Israel's side?
Why can you not risk believing that Israel is innocent? What would happen to the world if people did that just for a short period of time?
I'd really want to know.
Remember the "massacre" in Jenin? Would it have been so bad if the world had immediately rejected the stories of the massacre and not believed it until even the UN found that no such massacre happened? What would be so terrible about granting Israel the same privilege everybody ought to enjoy: innocent until proven guilty.
What the heck, dude? What's so important about believing that Israel is guilty?
Is it just so you can tell yourself that you are a good person who does not want to contradict world opinion?