It just occured to me how tired I am of Scottie and I talking past each other on the Israel/Palestine issue.
First, we actually agree on some things having to do with Israel/Palestine, and although we obviously disagree on tons of other things on the subject, I’m going to dedicate a post to what we DO agree on.
Here’s the way it’ll go…first I will list the few things that right now I’m pretty sure that we agree on, and you guys answer back with agreed or disagreed…if there are any disagreeds from the authors, we’ll erase it from the list. As you come up with new things yourselves, throw them out there and we’ll all agree or not…as new things get a unanimous thumbs up.
Preferably, let’s avoid the commentary, just agree or disagree, and offer candidates. And keep it simple. The goal for me would be to come up with as long of a list as possible. Hopefully we can use this as a reference point from now to remind ourselves that we all don’t want anyone else to die or be discriminated against on either side of this conflict.
This is not a ploy, and not an agenda, it’s just an attempt to begin (renew) a discussion about a very contentious topic on the basis of common ground instead of controversial ground.
And for the record, I made this up exactly 7 minutes ago, so if it’s a weird idea, too bad. And for the record, I will not be posting or commenting on Israel for the next thirty days except through this post. The rest can post as you like, but I will only be trying to make this list longer.
So here goes, and I’m just going to start with three in no particular order:
* Israel is guilty of human rights atrocities in Palestine
* US military support of Israel has been largely unconditional
* Suicide bombing is a bad idea for everyone involved