Posted By RichC on May 17, 2018
I had a discussion early this week regarding the protests over the opening of the U.S. Embassy in the capital of Israel – Jerusalem. The embassy’s move has been promised by the last few presidents, but finally followed through on by President Trump. For all his bloviating and questionable behavior, he does seem to prioritize and follow thru on his campaign promises, unlike most politicians.
The discussion had to do with unarmed Palestinian protestors challenging the Israeli IDF at the border and faking an injury or being disabled. The question of who is “peacefully” assembling to have their voices and numbers heard, and who is looking to inflict harm or use terrorism tactics to forward Hamas. Obviously there continues to be unrest and a desire to eliminate Israel and Jews from the Middle East and the goal to use every incident as a way to gain ground – the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem just the latest. On the other hand, if it wasn’t this, it would be something else, since we are no closer to peace in the Middle East from what I can tell? So … we might as well move forward with a different strategy and work with those who are willing to find a solution.
Anyway, the discussion had to do with terrorism and the ability to hide one’s identity with cultural and religious clothing … particular head covering. So before using incorrect terms for the garments, I looked them up. From the fully covered Burka to the slightly more liberal Hijab and Dupatta. Now at least I know.
Saw this the other day as the “Internet War” between angry groups on each side of the Israeli – Palestinians toss propaganda at each other. Interesting …