The hypocrisy within Israel

•August 29, 2009 • Leave a Comment
An Israeli military jeep that highly resembles the Nazi jeeps, driving in the Palestinian territory.

An Israeli military jeep that highly resembles the Nazi jeeps, driving in the Palestinian territory.

I’d like to start off with this post saying that I am not against the Jewish religion what so ever. I am not Anti-Sematic, and that would be weird if I was because I am Sematic. I am also not a Jew hater. I just dislike the actions Israel makes and how they are destructive towards the Palestinian people.

I think it’s weird how history repeats itself. Back in the 30’s and 40’s, the Nazi’s almost elimated the Jewish people. They put them in death camps and treated them like they were lower than dirt. Right after that happend, the Jewish people came to Palestine and pretty much did the same thing to the Palestinians as the Nazi’s did to them. They took away homes, killed people, took land, and took the rights of the Palestinian people. Now in a different day in age, they seem to be repeating almost everything the Nazi’s did to their ancestors.

Everytime somebody says something bad about Israel or calls them out on something they did wrong, they immediately call that person “Anti-Sematic” or they pull the “My people were in the Holocaust” card. They can never take blame for what they do wrong, and that just bugs me. During the Gaza war, when the UN stepped in, the Israeli’s were trying to tell everybody that the UN hates Israel and that is the reason why the UN are saying these “lies” about Israel. If they had any common sense, they would realize that the UN is trying to HELP people. What’s so wrong with helping people? Why do the Israeli’s hate the Humanitarian workers that help the Palestinians? It makes no sense, but then again it does. They want to repeat history, but this time eliminate the Palestinian race. The Israeli’s are pure fascist. Sort of reminds me of the Nazi regime in Germany when Adolf Hilter ruled.

Another example of this hypocrism would be about this one Israeli Defense Force soldier named Gilad Shalit. He was captured by a Palestinian group in 2006. They make such a big deal about this one guy. I agree that every life is valuable, and it’s wrong to keep him held hostage, but the Israeli’s do not acknowledge the fact that the IDF captures and kills innocent Palestinian people every single day. Why isn’t that on the news or on everybody’s mind? The Israeli’s kill more Palestinians than Palestinians kill Israeli’s, and that’s factual. When you read on the headlines that “Israeli’s killed 20 militants today.” They are covering up the fact that they actually killed innocent civilians.

Whenever Hamas fires those firework rockets, I call them “firework rockets” because they look like fireworks and don’t harm anybody, the Israeli’s cry about it and then they go in and kill 1000’s of innocent Palestinians with their huge missiles and tanks, machine guns, and the hi-tech missles that can pinpoint a target, (I.E. The Gaza war). And when somebody calls them out on it like the United Nations, they cry and say “well they did it first”.

You feel this hypocrism everywhere around Israel. I’m not saying that hypocrism is a feeling, but you can just tell when you talk to most of the soldiers and most citizens, that they don’t follow the golden rule which states: “Treat others how you would like to be treated”. This hypocrism is practically all around you when you go to Israel. If you have every been there and you travel through the Palestinian areas, you’d see these jeeps that look like an exact replica of the jeeps the Nazi’s used to have. It’s really scary, and it just makes you think, why would they do that? It seems like it would be an insult to their own people.

Anyway, that was my post about the hypocritical ways of the Israeli government. I would continue with it, but there are so many hypocritical acts that the Israeli’s have done that it’s too much for me to type. There would be pages and pages of examples. The Israeli’s seriously have no conscience about what they do. They don’t think and they act like toddlers when they get caught. I think Israel will destroy itself by their own hypocrism.

The innocence of this chaos

•August 28, 2009 • 2 Comments
Children hanging out in the village streets with nothing to do

Children hanging out on the village streets with nothing to do.

       I decided to dedicate my first post to the children of Palestine. When I first went to Palestine, I was a child.. I loved playing soccer and hide n go seek with the Palestinian kids in my dads village. When I went back to Palestine this past summer, this would be the summer where I realized and learned so much. I would see children working and not enjoying their childhood. Because of the Israeli occupation, Palestinians have limited money and limited space. The Israeli government has put so many restrictions on education and the childhood of these innocent children.  When I went to the Israeli part, I would see kids laughing and playing with their cool playgrounds and nice soccer fields, and riding skateboards on sidewalks. The Palestinian kids play with what they have, which is not much. They sure don’t have fancy playgrounds and soccer fields. Instead they have concrete and dirt to play soccer on. The soccer ball they play with is usually flat, but they still make it work and try and have a good time. It’s hard to think of a child not having a safe place to play. In America, most kids have playgrounds in their backyard and have parks they can go to. In Palestine, there is no such thing as public parks. When I would play soccer with my cousins on the concrete dirt, I scraped my elbows, knees, and hands, and trust me it really wasn’t the best feeling in the world.

       When I would always get back from a trip to an Israeli city, all of the children would ask me, “Whats it like there? Is there grass and trees?”, and It would always be hard for me to reply, because these kids have practically nothing. The life of Israeli children and Palestinian children are on different ends of the spectrum. When you travel through Palestine and the Israeli Territories.. It’s like you’re at two different places at the same time. You are practically in two different worlds, but it’s all so close together, it’s hard to believe. One side is green with flowers, the other side is full of dust, concrete, and torn up billboards & signs.

       The Palestinians pay the same taxes as the Israeli’s do, but they are limited to what they get. If there are humaniatarian efforts to try and help build a park for the Palestinian children, the Israeli government will condemn it. It seems like the Israelis don’t want the children to be children. During the Gaza war they bombed schools and killed children. Now, why would they do that? They are afraid. They are afraid the children would grow up to become educated and peaceful. The last thing Israeli’s like are educated and peaceful Palestinians. It starts with the kids. If we make efforts stronger to help keep the children peaceful, playful, and educated, I know this will help liberate the Palestinians.

      One day I hope to build a park in Palestine, a park of hope and childhood. A lot of people don’t realize what this conflict puts on these children. It’s important to have a childhood because without childhood, there is no direction and for some no purpose. These Palestinian children go through a lot. Most of them have never been outside of Palestinian territories, so they don’t know what it’s like for the Israeli children. It’s sad to say this, but for the Palestinian children, the grass is literally greener on the other side, and it’s harder for them to see it for themselves because of the occupation. Without laughter of all children, there is no peace.