Are we seeing through the nonsense about Israel/Gaza on the social media?

The nonsense is stacking up on social media servers across the world – but it seems our tolerance is wearing thin, as is that of the more professional public representatives.

For example:

Then there’s this:

The question is understandable, when faced with comments like this – and see my response also:

I wasn’t trying to make Hamas look better than Israel, of course; I was simply pointing out that neither side can take the moral high ground.

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I was making much the same point here:

Meanwhile, Israel’s representatives continue to make themselves look oppressive and unreasonable.

Here, one called Simcha Rothman suggests that the United Nations has kept refugees in Gaza for 75 years without finding a new home for them, in order to hurt Israel.

He wants them to be resettled elsewhere – but seems oblivious to the fact that the best place to resettle them is in the Palestinian land from which they were removed by Israelis; the land that was taken from them illegally. In fact, it is the only place to which they should be returned.

Here’s Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, explaining how he manipulates foreign governments by pretending to support treaties and agreements, while actually finding loopholes that allow him to do only a fraction of what is expected of him:

Here’s a response, looking at the UK’s perspective on all this:

Look at the racism in the following tweet, based on a tweet purporting to show anti-Israel protesters telling the police they can ignore what the police are telling them.

Watch the video and you’ll see that police officers were trying to stop the protesters from using the “From the River to the Sea…” chant. But they admitted that it isn’t illegal, meaning there was no reason for the protesters to comply. So in fact, they paid attention to the police, comprehended what was being said to them and chose to ignore the request.

An IDF representative tells us that the handover of Israeli hostages was “heavily choreographed and rehearsed” – but why could the hostages themselves not say this? Where are they? Did they all want to be kept away from the media? Did none of them want to speak up for the record?

Here’s an American politician lying about the way Israeli hostages were treated while they were in Hamas captivity. Note that they ate the same food – in the same amounts – as their captors; if you starve a whole region, you starve everybody in it, including your own people:

Here’s more of the same kind of thing. Notice that the original posters don’t respond to criticism of their claims?

More usefully, efforts to prosecute Israelis for war crimes are moving forward. Here’s a surgeon who just got back to the UK from Gaza, describing his experience:

And here he is after meeting Scotland Yard’s war crime unit (wow – I didn’t know it had one) to give evidence of war crimes in Gaza to the authorities. Hopefully this will be passed to the International Criminal Court, which is already investigating.

And here’s Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon, making a strong point about the way Gaza is being deprived of food by going on hunger strike herself – (presumably) to pressure US President Joe Biden to influence Israel to reverse that decision:

More to follow (inevitably. And more. And more…)

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