Originally posted by @sh76
I'd probably be even more vested in the hope for peace if that were the case.
While post sides suffer from the ongoing state of hostilities, it's certainly true that, on average, Palestinians suffer more.
Sh76, if you had any Palestinian relatives who were suffering under Israel's occupation,
then would you not be more critical of Israel?
"Why Interfaith Marriage Is on the Rise in Israel - and Why It's a Problem
As many as one in 10 Israeli marriages are interfaith, with the non-Jewish partner
often subjected to second-class treatment by the state."
Israel's a Jewish supremacist state, not a nation with equal rights for all its citizens.
"When the Palestinian National Poet Fell in Love With a Jew
The love letters between Mahmoud Darwish and 'Rita' intrigued Israeli-Arab filmmaker
Ibtisam Mara’ana Menuhin for her own, very personal reasons" [she's married to a Jew]
"The "Rita" of Darwish's poems was a Jewish woman whom he loved when he was living in Haifa.
The relationship was the subject of the film Write Down, I Am an Arab by filmmaker
Ibtisam Mara'ana Menuhin, an Arab Muslim woman married to a Jewish man.
(While such relationships are rare today, they were more common during the Palestinian
Mandate period, and among communists, who were united by class struggle "
In fact, a senior official in the PLO had an Palestinian Arab father and a Jewish mother.
(Both parents were secular and sympathetic toward Marxism.) His Jewish mother came
from a very Zionist family, who disowned her for marrying an Arab. As anti-Zionist, she
helped the Palestinian resistance by concealing its banned literature from police raids.
After she died in exile, the PLO's leaders (including Arafat) attended her funeral in Beirut.
Mahmoud Darwish's famous poem 'Identity Card' is known to every literate Palestinian.
It should become more known to Israeli Jews as well.
"In July 2016 a controversy erupted over the broadcasting of Darwish's song [poem]
"ID card" on Galei Tzahal. Written in 1964, the song includes the lines:
But if I starve
I will eat my oppressor's flesh
Beware, beware of my starving
And my rage
This enraged Israel defense minister Avigdor Lieberman, who compared the poem to Hitler's Mein Kampf."
That absurd response shows that Avigdor Lieberman's a deranged hateful racist.