Pro-Palestine people are often criticised for spending too much time minding other countries while ignoring problems within their own turfs. Unfortunately, there is truth in the criticism.
Yes, some of us — especially my fellow Muslims — are like that. We care too much about issues happening in faraway lands involving people we have never met while ignoring issues in our own homelands. It is also hypocritical how many Muslims love condemning Israel while staying silent about atrocities committed by fellow believers.
But, at the same time, the criticism can also be dishonest.
When expressed by people who are apathetic about international issues, I am fine with it. But, when expressed by non-Israeli zionists, it is just laughably hypocritical.
It doesn’t matter if you see Israel — a place you didn’t grow up in — as an extension of your home country, it is still a foreign country! Yes, your talk about supporting Israel shows you are guilty of the same thing you criticise pro-Palestine people for!
To make it more laughably hypocritical, you have spent many years “playing warriors” about problems happening overseas. You were the ones who advocated the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, at the expense of destabilising the already-unstable region even further. You couldn’t care less about helping the ordinary citizens, you only care about the delusion of playing heroes.
To make it even more laughably hypocritical, you get extremely defensive every time foreigners — especially non-western ones — dare to point out your countries’ weaknesses. Instead of correcting the inaccuracies or adding some nuances, you — without any sense of self-awareness — tell them to mind their own countries’ businesses.
Your fellow zionists may fawn over your so-called “definitive rebuttal” against pro-Palestine sentiment. But, everyone else can see through it.
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