I live in Israel and consider myself open minded. I truly believe that a two state solution is the only real means to solve the conflict in the Mideast. On the other hand, as a liberal individual, I can not see myself supporting regimes that are brutal to their own people and take away most of their human rights?
Why is it that the biggest peace activists are seen supporting dictatorships in Cuba, Iraq (Saddam), Syria and the worst human rights abusers like Hamas and Iran.... these are just a few countries that give women few if any rights, don't have fair election, if at all, no freedom of speech, press or Assembly and persecute other religions, gays and other ethnicities....
How can this be accepted? Why is America and Israel, be in they are far from perfect, always the bad guys? Why is it the UN human rights council says nothing about the mass murder in Sudan or Congo, the Iranian murder of their people on the street, the missile attacks into Israel cites etc.... Why are these atrocities ignored?
Hamas is part of the Moslem Brotherhood, the umbrella organization that includes Al-Qaeda and connected to the Taliban. Is that our hope for the people in Gaza to be ruled by the Taliban. If you are Gay, women, Fatah, Christian life in Gaza is beyond intolerable.... Internet caffe's are being torched there is no freedom of the press...
Does anyone believe that Palestinians will have self determination as individuals under a Palestinian state?
How can we, who do "we"as humanitarians support such brutal regimes? Why does no body stand up and say it is wrong?