Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Psychology, Medicine, Science, Politics, Oppression, Integrity, Philosophy, Jews

Also Buttigieg hates Israel?

I know, Buttigieg tries to be “even-handed.” But it’s the same evenhandedness as Trump’s “There are good people on both sides.” Trump equated Nazis and anti-Nazi demonstrators. Buttigieg compares the democratically chosen leaders of Israel and the terrorists that should represent Muslim Palestinians but only enrich themselves and further follow one “ideal”: the continuation and eventual victory of anti-Semitism.

But as a gay man, he understands oppression. He will certainly be open to Israel’s story. He said sorry for using the term Pharisee derogatorily. So?

I thought that Obama could understand Jews. He’s Black — I was sure he would get it. Well, in eight long years, his hatred for the Jewish State grew so much that he even allowed for UNSR 2334 which was a totally hateful deceitful betrayal of Israel. History will credit him with standing up for every minority and oppressed group in the world but the Jews.

And Buttigieg is going the same way now, joining anti-Zionist Sanders? The latter once said to defend his Jew-hatred: If everyone trashes Israel, could it be all not true? Like the sexist who says: If everyone says that women are stupid, weak and should obey, could that then not be true? Sanders’ proof? What he reads in anti-Zionist lying Haaretz. No different from British chief anti-Semite Jeremy Corbyn.

It’s a double problem for anyone who likes people and Israel. If you like people, you can’t vote for Trump while Buttigieg is a great choice. But if you like Israel, you can’t vote Buttigieg while Trump is a great choice?

The only one who can change this is Mayor Pete. But before election day. If he didn’t get it before the polls, he won’t get it after them either.

If he really thinks that Israel is against Palestinian Muslims, he won’t get it ever. If he can’t understand that Israeli Jews are the best allies Palestinian Muslims could hope for, he deserves to lose and Trump to win.

Israel doesn’t need Obama III. And since Israel is to Jews what feminism is to women, you can’t respect Jews but not their State.

I hope he shapes up quickly. I’d hate to have to pray that Trump will win.

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For all clarity:

Being anti-Zionistic is anti-Semitic.
Wanting to overrule the choices of the Israeli electorate is anti-Semitic.
Singling out Israel for national criticism for having a few racists in parliament is anti-Semitic.
Having a problem with a few racists in the Knesset but not with a few Jew-haters in it is anti-Semitic.
Threatening Israel if it doesn’t do what you want it to do is anti-Semitic.
Being irritated by Israel is anti-Semitic.
Having an opinion about Israel (from lies in Haaretz) instead of first asking Israelis what they think is anti-Semitic.
Knowing better than Israelis what is in Israel’s best interest is anti-Semitic.

I’ll explain one of them. Just imagine Israel beginning to threaten all countries with withholding security intel if they don’t rein in anti-Semitism. That would be scandalous? But it would be fine to threaten Israel with withholding financial obligations if it doesn’t treat the Palestinian State question the way anti-Zionists (Haaretz) want?

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