Monday, July 09, 2012

Brief, but too long for Twitter

Ever notice that the Pro-Palestinian forces accuse Israel of and its supporters of cynically exploiting the issue of the Jewish refugees from Arab countries in order to deny the Palestinians their rights as if the ones accused of misusing the issue of the Jewish refugees are not actually the Jewish refugees. The modern Israeli population is largely, although not entirely, what became of those refugees. A cliche that often gets used against Israel-supporters is that "two wrongs don't make a right." It ought to be possible to suggest that fetishizing one wrong while ignoring another wrong is unlikely to lead to either a just or practical rectification of a situation that began with two wrongs. If someone was wronged and made the best of it, the appropriate response is to respect his current living arrangements and not to construe them as a wrong done to someone else.

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