Godzilla Has the Right to Defend Himself

After 11 days of relentless bombardment of the Gaza Strip, Israel finally signed onto a tentative ceasefire. Joe Biden repeated the standard line that Israel has the right to defend itself. But the extreme disparity of wealth and military power between Israel and the Palestinians makes that line a joke.

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  • alex_the_tired
    May 25, 2021 7:57 AM

    Sure, Israel has the right to defend itself. But this isn’t about “defense.” And it’s a pretty obvious evasion by everyone who invokes this tired “excuse.”
    This is about two sides squabbling over a land dispute and trying to drag religion into it to make it more important than it is. I say that it’s well past time for the whole world, Jew, Muslim, Catholic, Voodoo Methodist, etc., to simply shout both sides down, hold a civil court trial to resolve the issue of who owns what land (no religious mumbo-jumbo, just objective evidence), and then enforce it by multinational invasion if necessary. The whole world united, finally, because frankly, we’ll all sick of this nonsense.

  • Israel has the right to defend itself.

    But it should not conflate its apartheid policies with the concept of self.

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