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"All anyone needs to know about the Middle-East-conflict is that the Jews want peace and the Arabs do not, because the Arabs
hate Jews for religious reasons and they want them dead. Politics, territory -
these are just excuses."
"Whenever I make this point, it always seems to
annoy the right sort-of-people, so I thought I might as well do it again."
"If you are one of these people, then you will
likely be a supporter of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign that
has been so comically ineffective because the world depends on Israeli
technology, and that is where the money is, not oranges and avocados."
"If you support BDS, will you boycott the chip
in your phone or computer, or is it just Israeli fruit and vegetables that you
have a moral problem with?"
"Maybe you are one of the people who feel
entitled to shout down Israeli speakers in universities, or to disrupt concerts
and sports events that other people have paid money to enjoy. Or perhaps you
campaign for the boycott of Israeli academics, to block the free exchange of
information and understanding."
"All this is on the same moral level as book-burning,
and if you are a part of this movement, you are a part of that."
"Also, the relentless focus solely on
Israel that ignores the world's real human-rights-violators tells us
that this is an anti-Semitic movement, and if you're a part of it, you are a
part of that, too."
"If Israel was a Christian or a Buddhist
country, there would not be any BDS campaign, and everyone knows it, just as
there isn't any BDS for Tibet, a country invaded and culturally-raped by the
Chinese, but then the Chinese are not Jews."
"No BDS for Saudi Arabia treating women like
livestock, because the Saudis are not Jews, which is lucky for them, because if
they were, they would have to ban themselves from entering their own country.
"Crude Islamic Jew-hatred has permeated the
Middle-East-conflict from day one, yet its influence is always carefully
omitted from all political analysis."
"Any doctor who diagnosed an illness as ineptly
and dishonestly would deserve to be struck-off and prosecuted."
"Palestinian leaders have had several chances for
a two-state-solution and they have always rejected it because they do not want
a two-state-solution, and they do not care about the suffering of their people.
They want all Jews out of there, or dead."
"The leader of Hezbollah is on record as saying
that he won't be happy until every Jew on earth is dead."
"Once you realize that this is the position then,
whatever you think of Israeli security measures, your moral standpoint has to
"We know that if the Arabs were to lay down
their weapons they could have peace and prosperity for all their people, and
the Israelis would not need to build barriers or do anything else the world
disapproved of. They could simply get on with what they do best, technological
innovation, making life better for all of us, including Arabs."
"On the other hand, we know that if the
Israelis were to lay down their weapons, they would be massacred - men, women
and children alike."
"The Arabs are even happy to put their own
children in the firing-line to attack Jews, they hate them so much. And this
hatred comes directly from their religion. It is not politics or territory that
causes a mother to celebrate the death of her child. Only religion can do that,
and one religion in particular, the one that is insisting on the right of
return - to the 7th century."
"Just look at the mess they made in Gaza, which
is now a hardcore Islamic hell-hole."
"The Israelis used to be in Gaza, but they gave
it up for peace. They uprooted thousands of settlers and gave the land to the
Arabs for peace. And what did they get? They got war, of course."
"Gaza immediately became a launching-pad for
hundreds of Iranian rockets aimed at Israeli women and children by people
hiding behind their own women and children - a double war-crime, ignored by the
West, like all Arab war crimes. That is what the Israelis got when they gave up
Gaza, and it is what they will get if they're ever stupid enough to give up the
"Israel needs to exist because there needs to
be a Jewish state. Humanity has proven conclusively over many centuries that it
cannot be trusted not to persecute Jews. Jew hatred seems to be written right
into our DNA because it just keeps coming back. Any Jew who thinks the
Holocaust could never happen again is a fool. There are plenty of people
on this earth who would love to see it happen again, and many of them live in
the countries around Israel."
"When Arab armies have attacked in the past, they
have bragged in advance about committing genocide, and they've still been
bragging about it as they were getting their sorry assess deservedly-kicked again-and-again."
"People who want to boycott Israel have no idea
what it is like to live on a thin strip of land surrounded [and vastly
outnumbered] by people who want to wipe out your entire population, who have
repeatedly tried to do so in the past, and failed, and who will continue trying
until they succeed, which is likely to happen, roughly, never, while we in the
West keep paying for it."
"What would you do if you were the Israeli Prime
Minister? How would you deal with people who want you and your entire
"I know what I would do, and I would not give a
damn about world opinion."
"As for UN (United Nations) resolutions, I
would use them to light my cigars. I do not actually smoke cigars, but I would
take it up for that reason, I think it is just so important; because this is a war of crude religious
hatred by Muslim-Arabs against Jews, and the Jews have to win every time."
"The Arabs only have to win once for the
world to see another Holocaust, and to stand by once again watching it happen. That
is why I support Israel, and that's why, if you have an ounce of humanity, you,
too, should support Israel, whatever your political persuasion."
Mr. Patrick Condell is an atheist, who was born in Ireland around 1950
CE, and raised in England as a Roman Catholic, and educated in Church of
England schools. He has no Jewish ancestors and no religious beliefs that might
cause him to favor Jews.