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5 Reddit comments about Blood Brothers: The Dramatic Story of a Palestinian Christian Working for Peace in Israel:

u/Barflad · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Elie Weisel's "Night"

And more importantly Elias Chacour's "Blood Brothers"

Blood Brothers is about the Palestinian Israeli encounters from the BEGINNING, and how it interfered with his life. Possibly the best read ever, and I can't believe it was assigned by my seventh grade teacher.

u/Billmarius · 1 pointr/worldnews

Then do you favor a One State Solution with the Right of Return granted to Palestinians who were forced from their homes and whose land was stolen?

u/Funkter · 1 pointr/worldnews

Agreed on your first point, I just think that the Palestinians have very legitimate grievances and the formation of the Jewish state caused a lot of suffering. 700,000 Palestinians were displaced in the process. Not to mention things like the King David Hotel Bombing, the Deir Yassin Massacre, using White Phosphorus against the civilian population of Gaza resulting in the chemical burning of women and children alive - on and on it goes. So long as there is a state concerned with racial and religious purity (concepts that have absolutely no place in modernity) I disagree with the existence of a "Jewish State." I really would like to see the region turned into the world's largest UN World Heritage site and have the first experiment in "international rule." Billions of followers of the Abrahamic religions hold the place holy, so it can only generate conflict if it is held by only one of those religions at the expense and exclusion of the others. I would even go so far as to suggest relocating the UN to Jerusalem and make the entire country an International Zone. Those Palestinians whose multi-generation lands were stolen from them should be made whole, though.

Can I suggest a book and some This American Life episodes?

Act 2

Act 1 on this episode

And lastly this episode about how hardliners murdered Rabin and in the process a chance for peace w Palestinians


u/Rub_Macaque · 1 pointr/samharris

Not a big reader, hey? Right above the title in the Human Rights Watch report appears the date: March 25, 2009 10:00AM EDT.

It literally could not be further up on the page, aside from the Human Rights Watch logo.

When was the last time Hamas killed 91 people at once? Jews murdered people in their homes, mutilated their bodies, and paraded mutilated bodies in the streets, and this is OK because it happened in the formative years of the Jewish state? This is the same mentality that excuses the genocide of the native peoples of the North American continent because "America is Great" or some other such frothing-at-the-mouth Nationalistic nonsense.

I'm going to assume you didn't listen to the This American Life episodes either. It's tough to engage Israel supporters, they seem to have the same zeal as Trump supporters and the same lack of introspection and critical thinking skills.

Some Europeans and Russians showed up in boats to somewhere they had never been and stole a bunch of land by force, and murdered a lot of people. This has caused immense conflict and suffering ever since. Previously, Jews Christians and Muslims had all lived in the region peacefully. Read the book "Blood Brothers" by Elias Chacour.

Their claim to the land was based on "Divine Right" which is entirely bullshit. Yahweh isn't a real-estate agent and the former Kingdoms of Israel and Judea are historical phenomena that offer no legitimacy to the modern Apartheid state of Israel.

I do find it telling that you can dismiss war crimes so easily though. This is very typical of Israel supporters I've interacted with in the past. Non-Jewish suffering doesn't count, no?

u/caferrell · 0 pointsr/EndlessWar

Great links tzvika

I like this one as well:

Christians lived peacefully side by side Muslims for a thousand years in Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon, etc.

However, the creation of the Zionist state was a stick that was jabbed into the sleeping wasps nest.

There is no doubt that the great majority of violence and threats against Christians (after 1949) has come from Muslims. Unfortunately, the Muslims have been made to feel threatened by Israeli and western countries and they lash out against........ Christians. The American adventure in Iraq led to the devastation of the Christian population and now the Shi'ite govt is going to hang Saddam's Christian minister that tried to stop the war.