I wanted to weigh my Kurds and squeeze my Jews, but Benjamin's article has disappeared. Fortunately I was able to copy my comment that I thought was pretty good stuff. So here it is. It's basically the same article I always post about Israel. That I'm some percentage Jewish and that gives me the right to criticize Israeli behavior.
I am not for forced evictions of any legal citizens, Jewish, or Mexican, or Muslim. I do not hate the Jews, or myself for kinda being one. They tend to be the people I have the most in common with in argument. Obnoxious and clever.
Having recently been greeted with the news that I am actually more Jewish than the 1/50 I thought I was, having had a Jewish ancestor from the Iberian Penninsula around 1000 years ago, all this from my insanely narcissistic sister who had her DNA tested, I am changing my approach towards Jewishness and will now wear a yarmulke. Because of this I believe I have even more right to be critical of my Jewish brothers and sisters.
Damn right, Israel has every right to defend itself from threats and we have every right to defend ourselves from Israel. We heard in the last election all of this talk about Russian interference, but not a peep about Israeli interference, which is endemic in all of our elections. Our entire political process has been skewed by Israeli and Jewish money. Jews like me are white people. We are not a minority and should never have been given minority status. We don't appear to do that for any other religious or ethnic group except the native Indians and who the hell deserves what we gave them.
Israelis and Jews, me included, should get off our high horse of Jewishness and join the democracy we're supposed to live in. Tom and Billy are right. Why the hell are we paying for Israel when it's one of the wealthiest nations in the middle east? Because they've bought us, hook, line, and stinker.
As far as the Kurds, they have been our most loyal, determined, and effective fighting force in the battle against the scourge of Islamic fundamentalism. Where were the Israelis in this fight? We should reward the Kurds with the oil regions they took back from ISIS. We should insist that the Turks and Iraqis negotiate in good faith towards the establishment of an autonomous Kurdish homeland. And we should stop supporting Israeli settlement building in occupied territories. We should demand that the Palestinian borders be opened to commerce and trade with conditions that will improve Israeli security and the quality of life in occupied territories.
The stability and development of Israel as a force for democracy and peace in the quagmire of the Middle East is the greatest hope for this Jew, but not at the cost it is having on my homeland.