Since my trip to Iran i have been chilling in turkey, the wife and me have decided to take a break on our visit the “insane religious” nations tour.
Our next stop was supposed to be Israel followed by a trip to the Palestinian territories, if we could get in.
We have talked a lot about this and have decided to drop the entire trip.
We actually met an Israeli tourist at our hotel and our discussions with him is what made us decide to never ever visit Israel. Not because its a dangerous lunatic asylum filled with religious morons, but because our trip there would contribute to Israels economy and we don’t want that.
Anyways the discussion with our new found Israeli acquaintance went something like this.
Us: If it where the Israelis that where in the Palestinians place, what would they do?
Israeli: Stop terrorism.
Us: If terrorism stops? The Palestinians will still be under military occupation wont they?
Israeli: ehhh yes sort of, we have a right to that land though…
Us: Who gave you the right to the Palestinian land?
Israeli: I don’t know, its what i have always been told.
Us: How are the Palestinians treated? do they have any rights? are they seen as equal?
Israeli: No Palestinians are terrorists all of them, they cant own land its ours..
Us: So what would Israelis do if they where denied property rights, along with all other rights and discriminated against because their occupiers saw them as less than human?
Israeli: ehhh i dont know really i hadnt thought of it that way?
Us: Wasn’t that the Nazi approach during WWII?
Israeli: Well … . your… …. ….. the Nazis intentionally killed millions Israel takes care not to kill civilians.
Us: Didn’t the holocaust also start out as a moderate effort that gradually grew into genocide?
Israeli: dnn uhh… … well yes.
Us: it seams like the death toll seams to be gradually increasing for the Palestinians, when will the murder rate slide into genocide?
Israeli: dnn uhh… … well i dont know, i feel uncomfortable about this…..
Us: Maybe that is the right feeling to have for the atrocities carried out by your government with supposed support from you.?
Israeli: I just havent looked at it like that before,, you are right Israel has to change course….
Israel has become like the Nazi regime, its horrible…..