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[QUOTE="Serenity, post: 501336, member: 11691"] Okay, previous thread locked. So I’ll continue here. I’ve been busy at work, so haven’t gotten back to this. I probably won’t sufficiently respond to standard here anyway. I simply don’t have the energy to. You mods can berate, ban or give me that Marine Chop thingy, but it makes no difference. And for the record, I didn’t feel destroyed (unless you were talking about my work week so far) or embarrassed. So on the matter of sweeping statements, that was my problem with the statement Palestinians being their own number#1 oppressors. It was sweepingly unfair to me. I was wrong to use the term blinkered and it’s just generally the wrong way to express my sentiments. But to me, it represented exactly what CDG stated above. We all know this view. He doesn’t care as indicated by himself. So why even discuss? But it’s not for me to assume what [USER=19]@Marauder06[/USER] thinks. I was interested in learning of BDS in the SA thread. I did not know about this, so call me ignorant as much as you like. I don’t care, although, I did ask others I know who actually keep up with news and they weren’t aware of it either. Even with the Cape Town water crisis, I actually noted how news.com.au articles did not mention it. Interesting how the Australian articles didn’t make a fuss about BDS at all as far as I saw. I don’t follow the Palestinian situation obsessively. To be honest, I hate going back in history and reading about the grievances on either side. In the past, when the Palestinians do get onto the news, I would watch multiple channels and note the differences in coverage, I remember watching a documentary on the appalling conditions in Gaza, and I would also speak to my friend to see how he’s feeling. I’ve known him for over a decade and we do not make this our topic of choice. But when we do talk, I can appreciate how he feels about the Palestinians’ lack of a State, and how poorly the media covers a Palestinian-Israeli conflict from their point of view. When you have it pointed out to you, you start to notice the bias in the captions, the way a situation is presented, and it comes down to the idea that in a lot of mainstream news, the value of a Palestinian life felt less that that of an Israeli. That’s just my assessment. During the 2014 Gaza War that was covered in the news, the number killed according to wiki was: [LIST] [*]2,205 Palestinians (including at least 1,483 civilians) [*]71 Israelis (including 66 soldiers) [*]1 foreign national in Israel [/LIST] I remember watching the coverage then, and thinking how the world didn’t really care. How I wished more people protested loudly. And then one day I walked passed this little sign hanging limply off a barrier in protest. That was it. How very sad. I do feel this might be a result of how Palestinians might fear protesting too loudly and too publicly and drawing unwanted attention. Since then, it has stuck with me how little sympathy the Palestinian’s get. I hope we start seeing more change as other countries take a lead and replace the US. So I do like reading these articles [URL="http://www.heraldsun.com/news/nation-world/national/article199471189.html"]Abbas tells India PM he seeks multi-country peace mediation[/URL] @757s vid I’ve not watched, but I will. It’s just too long for now. It is nice to see SS has started this thread. I’m really not so much about arguing and rehashing about the events leading to the current situation, I feel all those discussions are about finding reasons for not getting along. These topics don’t interest me, if I’m honest. The current events definitely so and anything that might remind people that the Palestinians need help too. [/QUOTE]
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The Israel / Palestine Thread