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Joel Fishbein

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  • Stop Saying 'If X fired Rockets at U.S.': It's Racist, & assumes we're Colonial
    • You are completely wrong. It is not intended as a racist argument, and the comparisons to the non-violent struggle for civil rights in this country is entirely unfounded. As for the riots, they were met with an appropriate, proportional police response. The point is that firing rockets is a provocation that requires a severe response. The problem is that Hamas does not care that it is provoking this response. It does not care that Arab civilians are being killed by the predictable response it is provoking, and the truth is that if Hamas stopped firing rockets (however small) into Israel, Israel would never fire rockets into Gaza. That is why Mexico and Canada would never fire rockets at Texas or Maine. They know that their neighbor with superior weaponry would use that superior weaponry to root out the source of the rockets no matter what casualties resulted from the provoked response, and that is why the analogy drawn in media reports is entirely appropriate and apt.

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