I'm absolutely neutral on this Palestinian / Israeli insanity - they're all splinters of the same original tribe of lunatics - and the whole region is a disaster area and a threat to our entire species. But nothing nauseates me more than the romanticisation of the Palestinian cause.
I have no objection to you tearing strips of flesh from the Israelis for their horrifying overkill. None whatsoever. As long as you don't make out that the Palestinians are 100% pure and good, and that Israel is the only criminal, human rights abusing state in the region. Seriously, what do they expect if they sit there and spray lethal bottle rockets over the border continuously ?
First you can begin with how fellow Muslim countries treat Palestinian refugees -
For all the rhetoric about Muslim brotherhood and charity, the Palestinians are an unwanted people. They are treated like vermin when they seek refuge in Muslim countries - for want of a better analogy, and if you'll excuse it, they are the Middle East's niggers. The ones that aren't locked up in squalid despairing conditions in refugee camps are used essentially as slave labour, eking out a miserable existance merely to subsist, second class citizens stripped of all rights. The Middle East couldn't give a rat's ass about them despite their illusions to the contrary.
Embed this into your compassion: Muslim outrage at the Palestinian issue has nothing to do with concern for the welfare of the Palestinian people, and has everything to do with exploiting the situation to incite maximum hatred of Israel. I don't exactly see any activists lining up and pointing the finger at the Muslim world for their failure to support their "brothers".
Second, remember that the Protocols of the Elders of Zion
is not considered to be a piece of particularly nasty and vile propganda in the region - it is considered to be an accurate historical document exposing the real agenda of the Jewish conspiracy, the only solution to which is the destruction of the Jewish state -
And last but not least - everyone here is ever so fond of regurgitating the Nazi / Vatican connection. Far fewer want to identify the Nazi / Palestinian connection. Don't forget about that piece of history - specifically Grand Mufti, Haj Muhammed Amin al-Husseini
While in Baghdad, Syria al-Husseini aided the pro-Nazi revolt of 1941. He then spent the rest of World War II as Hitler's special guest in Berlin, advocating the extermination of Jews in radio broadcasts back to the Middle East and recruiting Balkan Muslims for infamous SS "mountain divisions" that tried to wipe out Jewish communities throughout the region.
And don't forget the generous offer to Hitler for Palestine to host extermination camps on its own soil
The Nazis provided Al Husseini with luxurious accommodations in Berlin and a monthly stipend in excess of $10,000. In return, he regularly appeared on German radio touting the Jews as the "most fierce enemies of Muslims," and implored an adoption of the Nazi "final solution" by Arabs. After the Nazi defeat at El Alamein in 1942, Al Husseini broadcast radio messages on Radio Berlin calling for continued Arabic resistance to Allied forces. In time, he came to be known as the "Fuhrer's Mufti" and the "Arab Fuhrer."
So I'd suggest walking a mile in an Israeli's shoes before allowing the "feel-good" politics of Palestinian activism to wash you away. I can't ever recall Israel ever calling for a "final solution". Neither side is right, both sides make me sick to my stomach and ashamed to be human.