Facts no longer matter. If more Palestinians are being killed than Israelis then you need to help the Palestinians – so goes the logic of the ignorant, because they do not care about truth, reality, or facts. But even knowing what is really going on, I’d like to help the Palestinians too, if only to take the heat off Israel, so I believe this may be the solution for everyone to really change things on the ground and in the minds and hearts of all those well-meaning people around the world, including the pseudo-journalists that now inhabit what used to be newsrooms.
Let’s start with the signs you see at pro-Palestinian rallies. At the moment they are all hate and anger and lies and don’t do a thing to help Palestinians anywhere, so let’s start with a few changes. When you start seeing signs like this at Pro Palestinian rallies, you will know those people are serious about helping Palestinians, not just pulling the wool over your eyes, and lying. It will be more about helping the Palestinians and not just about destroying Israel.
Stop paying kids to blow themselves up
How many Palestinian lives would a sign like that save? It would also save lots of other lives, but let’s stay focused on the Palestinians. It may also save them mental fear and anguish for the rest of their lives knowing they do not need to kill anyone, especially not themselves. How about we instil some love and self-confidence instead of hate and anger? That sign would really work for everyone.
Let Palestinians shelter in underground tunnels too
Now that would also save the lives of so many women and children that would love a safe place to hide when Hamas fires rockets into Israel. Everyone knows Israel is going to retaliate when attacked, so letting Palestinians use the underground tunnels built at huge cost to attack Israel as a shelter for the Palestinian people would also be a great way to help save Palestinians lives. And wouldn’t it be a great relief to Palestinian women and children?
Don’t store bombs in Palestinian hospitals
This is a big one. Hospitals save lives, but when Hamas shoots rockets from hospitals, the only way to stop the rockets is to take them out — and that affects how many people those hospitals can save. A sign urging Hamas to stop using hospitals as bases to launch rockets would be a huge help in stopping Palestinian deaths, it would even help save some lives of those injured.
Don’t make bombs in Palestinian schools
Once again this is about launching rockets from places children will be in danger if Israel needs to stop the rockets. Even though Israel is super careful about where it targets its firepower, it cannot allow rockets to continue being launched. The other issue with using schools to make and store rockets is that there are accidents where the weapons just explode or are accidentally activated, and children are killed just because a school is being used to store them. It would be a huge help in saving Palestinian lives, if schools were not used for making or launching weapons.
Don’t use Palestinian children as human shields
This should be obvious to anyone that cares about Palestinian children, do not push them around with you when you are sending rockets into Israel. Yes, this has saved many Hamas lives, as Israel does its best not to fire at or around children, but if Hamas stopped using them as human shields, this too would save many lives.
Learn to coexist
Wouldn’t it be great if this was taught in Palestinian schools instead of the hate and violence against Israel? Israeli kids are taught about peace and coexistence, it is a huge part of pro-Israel rallies. That’s what most signs are about. How much happier would Palestinian kids be if they were taught love and respect? That sign would show real caring for Palestinians.
The craziness today is that the supporters of the Palestinians are working against the Palestinians. They are looking for Jews on the streets of America and Europe and physically attacking them. How does that help the Palestinians?
The real root of the problem is that the Middle Eastern mindset is quick to anger, and violence is an integral part of the region.
If you really want to help Palestinians, stop for a moment, and think about what you are being told, and don’t believe someone is helping Palestinians just because they say they are. Will what they say and do really help the Palestinians, or is their real goal just to get rid of Israel?
The Palestinian chant is “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” is a call for the total destruction of the State of Israel. That is not the goal of the State of Israel. Coexistence with the Arab world is, and through the Abraham Accords a real possibility for the Palestinians too.
Lily Steiner is an active member of the community, radio host on www.J-Air.com.au listen to her podcasts LilyHighOnLifel. She is an entrepreneur and Founder of American Business Gateway. Lily specializes in out of the box thinking to improve revenues in businesses and works with companies, individuals and corporate entrepreneurs.
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