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View Diary: Support for Palestinian Statehood delegitimating Israel? (189 comments)

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  •  Oh please. (10+ / 0-)

    There is plenty of room in the world for us to acknowledge the fact that both Jews and Palestinians have narratives of loss and displacement.  Pointing out the Palestinian one doesn't negate the Jewish one in the least bit, and pointing out the Jewish one doesn't negate the Palestinian one in the least bit either.  And lots of people of all ilks get lots of chances on DKos.

    •  It's the wording (3+ / 0-)

      I think it's important for Jews and Israelis to be aware of the losses and displacement the Palestinians have suffered (and vice versa) - that is often glossed over - but I think there are (conscious?) attempts to equate things that are not equal. The choice of wording to imply that the Jews have inflicted exactly what was done to them (e.g., Gaza = Warsaw Ghetto, although people have cut down on using that one) is incorrect, and is meant to be especially delegitimizing.

      •  Sure, but it works both ways. (7+ / 0-)

        There are those here who say that, and there are others who make statements that Palestinians didn't exist before, say, 1947 or 18xx or whatever date seems appropriate.  Or that the land was empty before whatever date works for that particular poster as a way to delegitimize Palestinians.  So don't just focus on one side of the equation, that's what I'm saying.

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