Jews are among the most consistently liberal and democratic groups in the U.S. population. Israel is THE ONLY democracy in the Middle East. I will never understand how it is considered not liberal to be pro-Israel. There is no such thing as peace with Hamas in power and there never has been.
You want someone to blame for the suffering and deaths of innocent Palestinians? Hamas is responsible for each and every civilian casualty. To Israel, every death is a tragedy. To Hamas, it’s a propaganda tool. Let’s not forget, in Hamas’s own charter, they say “The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight Jews and kill them. Then, the Jews will hide behind rocks and trees, and the rocks and trees will cry out: ‘O Moslem, there is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him.”
There is no such thing as ceasefire with terrorists who only care about killing and dying for the cause. The former Hamas Prime Minister, Ismail Haniyeh, said, “We love death like our enemies love life.” A Hamas-affiliated Imam is quoted saying, “Our doctrine in fighting you, the Jews, is that we will totally exterminate you. We will not leave a single one of you alive.” Mahmoud Al-Zahar, Hamas Co-Founder says, “When we talk about ‘peaceful resistance,’ we are deceiving the public.”
Guess what? There was a ceasefire October 6th that Hamas broke and said they'll continue to kill and repeat the horrors of October 7th even if another is set in place. They have broken every ceasefire in history with Israel. Not to mention…
THEY STILL HAVE HOSTAGES.
One of the worst lies going around on social media is that Israel seeks the genocide of the Palestinian people. If Israel wanted genocide of Palestinians, they could wipe out Gaza with their weaponry and call it a day. Israel is THE ONLY side fighting this war who have ever offered Palestinians quality life and their morality in doing so is why they are at constant battle for survival. If Israel can't have peace (which Palestinians have turned down more than 10 times), they at the least need security. Israel has been putting their own security at risk for decades to try to give innocent Palestinians some form of quality life because their own government has zero concern about governing them. Why should that even be Israel's responsibility to take care of the people whose leaders want them dead? Why is no other Arab nation helping them and why do you only ever hear condemning of Israel? Because it's easiest to hate Jews.
The only genocide going on is against Jews. Hamas has outright told everyone their one mission is to kill Jews for being Jews and all Palestinian deaths in that mission only support their goal. When 4,000 Palestinians were slaughtered and 850,000 were displaced in the Syrian civil war, where was the outcry? When 2,500 Palestinians were killed and 30,000 were displaced by Lebanese militias, were you silent? When Israel defends itself against Hamas, why do you raise your voice against Israel’s right to defend itself?
You'll keep seeing the word Zionist being used as a form of activism, people against Zionism... this is CRAZY. Zionism literally means believing Israel has the right to exist. Guess what? Israel has always belonged to the Jews. Anyone condemning Zionists or chanting “From the river to the sea” are actively calling for the destruction of Israel and the death to all its people.
By now, more of you have realized this war is and never was about land. But in case you’re still convinced, completely contradictory to what Hamas has told you themselves, that Hamas is a resistance group fighting over land or “colonization”… indigenous people can’t colonize themselves! Jews have been living in Israel for over 3,000+ years. Israel has offered many peace treaties throughout history to give Palestinians their own state that Palestinian Authority turned down. 50,000 Jews displaced themselves and left Gaza to give the land to Palestinians in 2005 in hopes they would make a peaceful home for themselves but Hamas took over killing Palestinians and claiming the power necessary to achieve their goal to obliterate Israel. The only hope for a two-state solution is dislodging Hamas and giving the Palestinian people leaders who actually want that. Just like every other hopeful outcome in this war Israel can achieve by dislodging Hamas, land for innocent Palestinian people to live freely is one of those goals.
For those of you so obsessed with numbers of deaths on each side, just how many babies were “actually” beheaded, somehow always forgetting about the innocent hostages, not only are you getting your numbers from the terrorist group who have proven themselves untrustworthy with behind the scenes footage of their film production of propaganda and faking deaths, but your numbers fail to mention how many of those Palestinian deaths are directly from the hands of Hamas. IDF aerial footage has repeatedly shown Hamas terrorists launching rockets at Israel from densely populated civilian areas in Gaza, including the misfired rocket which hit Al-Ahli hospital in Gaza. Hamas has built its intricate network of terrorist tunnels underneath hospitals, mosques, schools and homes, where it stockpiles its rockets and weaponry, as well as hides its operatives. Ever wonder why they wouldn’t use those tunnels to protect innocent civilians? Hamas don’t value life. They only see their civilians as tools of war. Shields for them and their weapons and numbers when they die to turn you against Israel.
You want to talk about humanitarian aid and efforts to protect innocent civilians? IDF have made thousands of calls and texts warning Gaza civilians about unsafe territory. Dropped leaflets and attempted “roof-knocking” to guide Gaza civilians to safety. They even use their military tanks to protect Palestinians walking from the north to the south of Gaza as Hamas shoot at them! Hamas continues to urge or trap Palestinians to remain where they are because to Hamas, innocent Palestinians dying help their cause. Unlike Hamas, IDF want to prevent civilian casualties. Israel agreed to allow 1,200 trucks of humanitarian aid into Gaza each day. Hamas will only accept 400. Direct quote from Taher El-Nounou, Hamas Media Consultant: “I hope that the state of war with Israel will become permanent on all the borders.” Direct quote from Khalil al-Hayya, Hamas Leadership Member: “Hamas’s goal is not to run Gaza and to bring it water and electricity and such. This battle…did not seek to improve the situation in Gaza.” Gaza receives one of the highest levels of financial aid in the world. Aid to Gaza has totaled over $40 billion since 1994. Gaza should look like Dubai. Instead, the leaders of Hamas are multi billionaires living in Qatari mansions. Free the Palestinians from Hamas!
Since October 7th, the Barzilai Hospital in southern Israel has been directly hit three times by Hamas rocket fire, but I hear no outrage. In the past month we’ve seen Hamas use Gazan hospitals as terror bases, an Islamic Jihad rocket hit a Gazan hospital and Hamas fire indiscriminately at an Israeli hospital, but no one wants to talk about that. Why is it so easy for people to blame Jews and Israel? You don’t really care about Palestinians if you’re still rallying against Israel, the only people fighting to give Palestinians freedom. You hate that people are dying? Then support Israel as they end this war for good and take out Hamas.
If Hamas wanted peace and stopped fighting today, the war would be over. If Israel put down their weapons, they would be obliterated, all Jews and Palestinians murdered and the rest of the world would be vulnerable next.
This world has war. Saying, "I just want innocent people to stop dying," isn't going to change that. Open your eyes to the "sides" you get to choose from.
It's Hamas, who vow to kill every Jew and then Americans next while using Palestinians as shields and martyrs and taking all humanitarian aid to buy weapons and build their mansions outside of Gaza. Hamas, who trap their civilians from evacuating because to them, every death is a win. Hamas, who hide their weapons and headquarters in private homes, mosques, churches, hospitals, and schools, blatantly using innocent Palestinians as tools of war. Hamas who vow to make this war never-ending and who brainwash their civilians from birth that “death to Jews” is the only right way.
…or Israel, who has for years been giving Palestinians work and life necessities, even land, while being under direct threat of Hamas. While all other Arab nations turn their backs completely because of the threat, Israel continues to fight to END this war in the Middle East. Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East where you can be gay, a woman with rights, any ethnicity or religion. Where Arab Israelis, Druze, Bedouins, and Christian Israelis have full rights to serve in parliament.
You can't support Palestinian people without supporting Israel to take down the only thing in the way of Palestinians and freedom.