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Reconsidering Reflexive Support Of Hamas-Loving Palestinians

When asked if we, pro-Israel Jews, care about Palestinians, a majority, if not all of us, would answer with an emphatic “Yes.” However, it’s time to reconsider this reflexive response. Let’s pose a comparable question to the other side: “Do pro-Palestine supporters support Hamas?” The uncomfortable truth is that a vast majority will indeed say yes. Therefore, it might be more consistent and strategic for us to adopt a stance that mirrors their clarity and conviction.

By saying that we care about Palestinians, we aim to present ourselves as possessing the moral high ground, appealing to the public as the less extreme, more reasonable side in the conflict. While this approach may seem noble and morally superior, it can inadvertently undermine our position by making us appear indecisive or insincere. Our unwavering support for Israel should be our primary focus, without the need to qualify it with statements about Palestinian lives.

It’s crucial to clarify that this does not mean we should change our morals or humanity. Far from it. It means we need to articulate our stance with the same strength and clarity that the other side does. If asked whether we care about Palestinians, our response should be firm and unambiguous: “How can I care about the lives of the people who support the terror group Hamas?” This isn’t about dehumanizing anyone; it’s about emphasizing our unwavering commitment to Israel’s safety and sovereignty.

By aligning our rhetoric with our true priorities, we demonstrate a strong, unyielding support for Israel. This approach not only solidifies our stance but also ensures that our message isn’t diluted by attempts to appease those who might already be inclined to disagree with us. We must remember that our primary goal is to defend Israel, its people, and its right to exist and thrive in peace.

In conclusion, the way we frame our support is crucial. We need to project a strong, clear, and consistent message that underscores our dedication to Israel. This doesn’t mean abandoning our morals but rather presenting them in a way that doesn’t weaken our position. So, the next time someone asks if we care about Palestinians, let’s respond with the conviction that our stance on Israel deserves: “How can I care about the lives of the people who support the terror group Hamas?” This is not just a statement; it’s a declaration of our unwavering support for Israel.

Mark Rosenberg
Teaneck

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