It’s Ok to Be “Pro-Palestinian Rights” and “Pro-Israel”

Contrary to what Presidential candidate McCain and his cronies would have the public believe, it is NOT inconsistent to be a friend to Israel and a friend to the Palestinians. McCain “accuses” Presidential candidate (and hopefully soon to be elected) Obama of praising Rashid Khalidi, a pro-Palestinian scholar and activist. This accusation is supposed to scare all the old Jewish people (in Florida mostly) so that they will vote for McCain who touts himself as a better friend to Israel. Frankly, I don’t know Khalidi’s work. However, I do know that it is not inconsistent to be pro-Palestinian rights and pro-Israel. In fact, human rights are a cornerstone to the Jewish beliefs. Personally (and I am a Jew), I want Palestinians to have all the human and civil rights Israelis are entitled to, whether it is in their own state or in Israel. A lot of people believe this. So, McCain, when you wag your finger and shout that big bad Obama is pro-Palestinian rights, you don’t scare me. What scares me is that you are implying that Palestinians should not have rights! What’s wrong with you? Don’t you believe in human and civil rights? Oh, I almost forgot, you’re a Republican. Peace.


2 Responses to “It’s Ok to Be “Pro-Palestinian Rights” and “Pro-Israel””

  1. tandre07 Says:

    Excellent point. The whole republican campaign against Obama is based on fear mongering.

  2. moodymommy Says:

    tandre07, You are right, and it just might work. Isn’t that how we got in this current war in Iraq? Isn’t that why our Constitutional rights are being shaved away with things ironically named, “The Patriot Act?” I could go on and on. I hope Obama can turn things around and get us back to the real “land of the free.” I don’t envy him, he’s got his work cut out for him. I just hope he gets elected and gets a chance.

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