How often do we hear (and think) that Gentile Arabs (as different from Jews from Arab countries), Gentile Arabs from the West Bank and others who call themselves Palestinians must have good reasons to be so hostile towards Israel and Israeli ‘rightwing’ Jews? That’s all a misunderstanding.
The reason to be antagonistic towards Jews has nothing to do with Jews.
Yet, try as they do to be loved, Jews continue to be hated more than any other population, regardless of what “type” of Jew they are. Wealthy Jews are hated for having too much money, poor Jews are hated for being dirty Jews, powerful Jews are hated for controlling the world, weak Jews are hated for being pathetic, religious Jews are hated for being different, and assimilated Jews are hated for being impostors.
They are pretexts for anti-Jewish hostility but not real reasons.
That doesn’t mean that Jews are perfect. But since when is being human a proper reason to be hated?
Anti-Jewish resentment is hatred based on lies.
You can’t undo that by asking Jews to be better.
You can’t undo that by pleading for reasonableness from the haters.
You can’t undo that by trying to ‘alleviate’ grievances against Jews.
Just like sexism isn’t caused by women and racism not by non-Caucasians.
The first step to combat anti-Semitism is to stop blaming ‘the Jews.’
So, all this talk about Israel needing to be good enough towards the Palestinians is all rooted in enmity towards Jews. It’s like demanding from women to be nice enough or we won’t fully support them.
Now, please note, most people (Jews and Gentiles) who are so harsh on ‘rightwing’ Israeli Jews mean well and are not aware of being oppressive. They would feel so hurt when accused of Jew-hatred.
Still, they need to brace themselves and realize that the only thing that stops peace in the Middle East from happening is a lack of blind support for Israel as the homeland and home-state of the Jews.
All the criticalness and hyper-focus on Israel from other countries are mild expressions of the Oldest Hatred. Israelis are critical enough of themselves. It’s the last thing we need from allies and friends abroad.
A prime example are all these foreign leaders who demand that there will be a two-state solution. The is No leftwing Israeli, No rightwing Israeli, and No Arab Palestinian left in the Middle East who wants that.
Arab Gentiles who are Zionists are our friends. They serve in the IDF, they are judges and professors. They are valuable citizens, civil servants, and shop keepers. They are not the problem. Neither are Zionist Jews.
Please stop criticizing Israel unless you want to be known as a Jew-hater.