Edit: Blocked the author’s name, because it’s not my tumblr. I didn’t expect so many people to misinterpret it and respond in this way.

Edit 2: This is not from the same author, but it’s a reply to them. I think it might help clarify the post for those that are confused:

I normally don’t worry about usernames on tumblr, but since there’ve been some really out-of-pocket misconceptions in the thread, I don’t want anyone to harass them.

  • ExIsraeliAnarchist
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    Zionists invaded Palestine in 1947-48

    Being deliberately ignorant of history isn’t helping anyone.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Jews_and_Judaism_in_the_Land_of_Israel

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_diaspora

    I do not support the apartheid state of Israel or the illegal settlements and occupation of Palestine, but Jewish people belong on parts of that land just as much as Palestinians belong on others, and this conflict will never be resolved as long as people, especially those who brush of thousands of years of history aside as nuance because its easier than actually making an effort to understand it, argue that only one group has a rightful claim to the land.

    An anarchist should be supporting the people, not one state or another, and this isn’t to say that there is a power balance or that both sides are responsible, no, only Israel is, but those in power over both people are using them as pawns to stay in power. They are the ones who need to be removed.

    • LinkOpensChest.wavOP
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      I don’t see anything whatsoever in that Wikipedia that conflicts with the tumblr post. Would you care to quote which part you believe is inaccurate and why? I’m curious If you’re misreading or somehow misinterpreting the post.

      An anarchist should be supporting the people, not one state or another

      Yes, and here’s a relevant quote from Anarchism and Its Aspirations, which addresses this apparent contradiction nicely:

      If we understand this sense of negative and positive freedom, what appears as a contradictory stance within anarchism makes perfect sense. An anarchist might firmly believe that the Palestinian people deserve to be liberated from occupation, even if that means that they set up their own state. That same anarchist might also firmly believe that a Palestinian state, like all states, should be opposed in favor of nonstatist institutions. A complete sense of freedom would always include both the negative and positive senses—in this case, liberation from occupation and simultaneously the freedom to self-determine. Otherwise, as both actually existing Communist and liberal regimes have demonstrated, “freedom from” on its own will serve merely to enslave human potentiality, and at its most extreme, humans themselves; self-governance is denied in favor of a few governing over others. And “freedom to,” on its own, as capitalism has shown, will serve merely to promote egotistic individualism and pit each against each; self-determination trumps notions of collective good. Constantly working to bring both liberation and freedom to the table, within moments of resistance and reconstruction, is part of that same juggling act of approximating an increasingly differentiated yet more harmonious world.

      We can recognize that no state is good while still recognizing the Palestinians’ right to be free from oppression and genocide. There really is no conflict with anarchism, even though it may appear to be at first glance. This is one of many very common misconceptions about anarchism.

      • ExIsraeliAnarchist
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        Did you fully read the post you shared or my reply?

        I already quoted the part that’s inaccurate, also the post you shared isn’t calling simply for liberation from occupation, which I support, its calling for the displacement of Israelis basically “back to where they came form”, ignoring that they came form the region of Palestine/Israel, and mostly displaced by their own oppressors generations ago, while still maintaining some continuous settlement the region (so no, they didn’t sudenly turn up in 47-48, and Zionism is about a hundred years older than that - like I say, it’s easier to brush off as nuance than even learn the basics).

        You don’t free one people by displacing another. You free both by freeing them from the people playing them against each other and stopping peace for power.

        • LinkOpensChest.wavOP
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          The state of Israel appeared in 1948. This is a well-documented historic fact, no matter how inconvenient that fact may be to your agenda (had a look at your comment history, wow). It is this state that the post is referring to.

          Also:

          its calling for the displacement of Israelis basically “back to where they came form”

          What are you quoting from? This is not a quote from the post, nor is it stated by it in any way.

          So I am correct that you have completely misread and misinterpreted the post.

          In fact, your comments appear to be copy/pasted versions of themselves. That may be why your comments don’t really address my post at all…

          • ExIsraeliAnarchist
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            Did you fully read the post you shared or my reply?

            “Well, Jewish people need a place where they won’t be discriminated against” I absolutely agree. so make every country in the world safe for Jewish people.

            How you can interpret this as anything other than displacing the Jewish people from that region, is on you.

            As for my “agenda” - it’s to share from my lived experience and knowledge of this conflict (which most of you have none) to push for REAL peace and freedom for ALL of the people of that region (and it looks copy-pasted because the erasure of Jewish history on the land is always the same), and as I already said - ignoring thousands of years of history because you’re too lazy to learn it properly, and reducing the conflict to an “easy” but useless solution to fit your black and white view, is a sure fire way to ever let that happen. If you want to continue to do so, knock yourself out, but erasing the parts that are inconvenient to your agenda, only demonstrates your ignorance and unwillingness for there to be an real and viable solution to a conflict you openly refuse to understand (until we are free of states and nations, the ONLY viable solution is a two state one, where both people share the land).

            No one is forcing you to double down, you can just put your hand up and say that in your quest to ignore nuance you uncritically shared a post that didn’t say what you think it did (unless you agree that Jews have no history or place in the region and should all be removed and displaced to countries they have nothing to do with, which I don’t think you do) and admit it’s an uninformed shit take. A straightforward “free Palestine” or even “fuck the state of Israel” meme would serve everyone much better.

            • LinkOpensChest.wavOP
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              How you can interpret this as anything other than displacing the Jewish people from that region, is on you.

              How can you possibly interpret it as “displacing the Jewish people from that region”? In what twisted way are you extrapolating that. It’s not there. Like at all. Care to break that down for me and let me know how you arrived at such an interpretation?

              You’re arguing against a post that doesn’t exist.

              you uncritically shared a post that didn’t say what you think it did and admit it’s an uninformed shit take.

              A bit full of yourself, considering you made a fool of yourself by grossly misinterpreting a post that makes an accurate point.

              • @waybreadenthusiast@feddit.de
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                I really don’t want to get involved… But I think someone else needs to say this: The original post is indeed ambiguous. It could be interpreted in two ways:

                i) making every country safe for jews indicates that they should be going back to “their” country of origin

                ii) making every country safe for jews indicates that a new state of israel/palestine is also safe for jews and everyone can just go on and live wherever they please.

                Now we have two possible interpretations. The problem being that i) is actually ignorant of historical facts (jews have lived in that region far longer than muslims) and while admittedly being a minority have some right to live in the region. The claim that ashkenazi jews are by and lagre converts has also not a real and (this is even more important) clear historical background. On the other hand ii) might be a fairer interpretation and would actually solve a lot of things but fails in two aspects: 1) It seems not an easy solution and 2) It has the air of being a bit oversimplified. It reminds of a child hearing of war for the first time and reacting with “why can’t they just stop and love each other”. This sentiment is noble and a nice thought but it’s also not based in reality.

                • LinkOpensChest.wavOP
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                  If you like, I can DM you the tumblr account information, and you can ask them. It seems like for some reason people here are interpreting the post in the worst possible way, and I think the first person to comment on this post was not doing so in good faith, deliberately seeking to derail this thread, and it’s worked.

                  If you check their comment history, it’s pretty spammy, with the same comments being made on any post criticizing Israel. They’re from kbin, and since I have an account there as well where I can view downvotes, I looked into it and it appears they have an alt account they’ve used to downvote any comments here supporting Palestine.

                  There is zero reason “their country of origin” should ever have been referenced here. It is not referenced in the post. At all.

                  So I actually disagree that it’s unclear, unless you REALLY reach.

        • @Prunebutt@slrpnk.net
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          its calling for the displacement of Israelis basically “back to where they came form”, ignoring that they came form the region of Palestine/Israel

          No, they didn’t, really. Most ashkenazi jews were converts. And also: european. There’s a reason why yiddish is so closely related to German. And jewish cuisine is clearly distinct from palestinian cuisine.

          Jewsin diaspora are exactly that: in diaspora. They belong to wherever they live. You can actually still see the hole in German culture which the Nazis tore by murdering/displacing so much of the German population.

          Claiming that a people needs to have some country to be purely for them is nothing, but blood and soil ideology.

          (so no, they didn’t sudenly turn up in 47-48, and Zionism is about a hundred years older than that - like I say, it’s easier to brush off as nuance than even learn the basics).

          Zionism is about 50 years older. And there was a minority of about 20% of jews in the 1930s. To make it a jewish majority state, mass settling was performed.

  • @masterspace@lemmy.ca
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    Lmao, what a dumbass post.

    “Oh my god what an easy solution, just convince all Israelites to leave”.

    Oh my god, why didn’t anyone think of that yet!?!?!?

    This sounds like the thought process of a 14 year old who read their first article on the subject.

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      That is not what OP was saying at all. I don’t know what hypothetical person you’re quoting. OP wasn’t even talking about any solution. Just stating that the source of the problem isn’t that complicated. Sometimes a simple problem has a complicated solution.

      Nobody serious is asking for all the Israelis to leave. The solution to one ethnostate is not another ethnostate. We’re asking for a new state that truly treats all its citizens equally. And to have a tribunal of sorts to convict the people who committed war crimes. This is not an easy solution, but getting justice rarely is.

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        But the post says it’s responding to claims that there isn’t a simple solution. That seems to indicate that OP is trying to present a simple solution, which we both agree there isn’t.

        • @iain@feddit.nl
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          Yeah it does. To be honest, that didn’t even register with me, because the rest of the post just talks about the cause, not the solution. Also it agrees with my experiences when discussion this topic. Quite a few people say it’s complicated and that just ends the discussion for them.

          Also any discussion about a solution must address the cause: as long as Israel occupies Palestinian land, they will face resistance.

      • @masterspace@lemmy.ca
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        It’s not a strawman, the post says the situation is simple, and then says to make other countries safe for Jews, implying they should just go to other countries.

        It’s either that they’re proposing a solution that that’s simple, or maybe the situation isn’t simple and easy to solve like their 14 year old self claims it is.

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          Why is it so much to ask to make every country feel safe for jewish people? Have the fascists won, or what?

          Because if your answer to “the jewish question” is a settler colonial ethnostate, you’re literally repeating fascist opinions.

          Edit: Also, they never said anything about “every Israeli” leaving Palestine. That’s the strawman bit. Your Motte-and-bailey argument didn’t go unnoticed.

          • @masterspace@lemmy.ca
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            Why is it so much to ask to make every country feel safe for jewish people? Have the fascists won, or what?

            No one has argued otherwise.

            Because if your answer to “the jewish question” is a settler colonial ethnostate, you’re literally repeating fascist opinions.

            No one has claimed that.

            Because if your answer to “the jewish question” is a settler colonial ethnostate, you’re literally repeating fascist opinions.

            That is the clear solution they’re implying, either that, or there isn’t a simple solution, and they’re a fucking moron for claiming that it’s a simple situation.

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              No one has argued otherwise.

              You have. That was the thesis, OP stated. You called that thefis naive.

              That is the clear solution they’re implying

              No, they’re implying the opposite: “Don’t commit genocide and set up an ethostate”. The “don’t” applies to both.

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                You have. That was the thesis, OP stated. You called that thefis naive.

                Lmao, no. OP’s thesis was that ‘the situation is simple, we just need to make everywhere safe for Jewish people’. That is naiive to the point of being an irrelevant non-sequitor.

                No, they’re implying the opposite: “Don’t commit genocide and set up an ethostate”. The “don’t” applies to both.

                No, they’re not, because they’re not talking about how simple it was in 1945-1947 to make the decision not do something, they’re describing the current situation as simple.

                Saying “well don’t get yourself into this situation”, is not useful, helpful, or remotely meaningful. Everyone is already aware of that. That goes hand in hand with it being a shitty situation.

    • LinkOpensChest.wavOP
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      Where’s it say “just convince all Israelites to leave”?

      • Johanno
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        Well I see that it isn’t there written, but we have the one sided description of Israel invading Palestinian land and occupying it for 76 years.

        And then the recommendation to remove anti-semitism in other countries.

        This does imply that once other countries are safe the Israeli should leave.

        Also in my opinion if a country occupies an area for that long it belongs to them. No it isn’t fair and yes they took it by force. However they would not had to fight a war if they weren’t attacked by all surrounding countries.

        • LinkOpensChest.wavOP
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          This does imply that once other countries are safe the Israeli should leave.

          I must have accidentally eaten something trippy because I’ve read so many texts and datasets in my life, and how you are extrapolating this is beyond me.

          Also in my opinion if a country occupies an area for that long it belongs to them

          So then for example, you agree that the US and Canada should continue engaging in the displacement and still ongoing genocide of Native Americans? Can you clarify this statement, please?

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            Well did the native Americans successfully claimed land their own and have a country that is recognised by other countries on the world?

            No? Sucks for them. I don’t support genocide and shit like that.

            In order to have a country and accepted borders you need other countries that recognise it. The borders then get defined by contracts or more often by war.

            • LinkOpensChest.wavOP
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              Thank you for the clarification. I have nothing further to discuss with you.

            • @The_Sasswagon@beehaw.org
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              The Americas are, as a continent, the site of mass genocide at the hands of Europeans. The intent was to eliminate the native peoples and their cultures, and this intent is both clear and the genocide is ongoing.

              This is the big stick philosophy you say you support, it commits atrocities on other human beings in the name of expansion, extraction, and recognition, and unfortunately the philosophy dominates many of our ways of life.

              That doesn’t mean it’s good, or right, or that it is the only way. We should hold ourselves to the standard we want to live by so we can break the cycles of abuse, and we should talk to each other and educate one another so we can deliver the best version of ourselves.

              Consider that not all people have always lived with modern ideas of property, nations, and hierarchy. These are, in the grand scheme of human history, pretty insignificant when faced with the vast array of societies and beliefs shared by people over thousands of years. All that is to say domination is not inevitable or necessary, we can choose to do otherwise and all be better off for it.

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        When it says “Jewish people need a place to live so make every country safe for them”.

        If that’s not the solution being proposed then what solution is it proposing?

        If a solution isnt being proposed, then maybe the problem isn’t that simple.

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          That’s not referring to displacing people though, now is it? Don’t you agree that we should address antisemitism in other nations? One branch of my family tree is Jewish, and you can rest assured I want them to feel safe here in the US.

          Edit: This is a troll

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            That’s not referring to displacing people though, now is it? Don’t you agree that we should address antisemitism in other nations?

            How is that a solution to the current situation?

            How about we make it so that everyone in every country has their basic needs met? Yeah that would be great, it’s also an irrelevant point to bring up while discussing how “simple” the Israel Palestine situation is.

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              What’s simple is concluding that Israel is committing genocide. What’s simple is arriving at the conclusion that we shouldn’t try to “both sides” this situation when one state is clearly the oppressor.

              Imagine trying to “both sides” the indigenous situation in the US and Canada, or similarly trying to “both sides” Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 40s. Trying to “both sides” North and South Korea.

              There’s clearly one state that’s been consistently in the wrong, that even celebrates its atrocities.

              Edit: This is a troll

        • LinkOpensChest.wavOP
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          This is a disaster! It’s almost like the comment thread is from an entirely different post!

    • LinkOpensChest.wavOP
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      On top of insulting my post for no reason, this user is also engaging in personal attacks. Obvious troll trying to start a flame war.

      Edit: This is a troll

      I don’t want to discuss Hamas because I don’t equate Hamas with Palestine, because first of all that’s Islamophobic. Moreover, abruptly referencing Hamas is a common tactic used by Israel and its supporters to deflect attention from the ongoing genocide and shut down conversations.

      Also, what kind of shitlord thinks it’s fine to be uncivil and offensive, as long as they explain why they’re being offensive and uncivil?

      • @masterspace@lemmy.ca
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        I clearly explained why I was insulting your post while insulting it.

        And you claimed the situation was entirely 1 sided, so I brought up the Hamas attack, you then stuck your fingers in your ears and repeatedly claimed that this wasn’t about Hamas. I got frustrated and responded emotionally before editing my post 10s later.

        Keep ignoring any voice you don’t want to hear though, I’m sure you’ll learn and grow as a human being that way.

        • @Eyck_of_denesle@lemmy.zip
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          You unfortunately did not provide any source tho. No one is talking about hamas here. Hamas isn’t the vetoing the solution to go back to 1967 borders it’s the US and israel. Oh wait did I just give you the solution, looks like I did.

          • @masterspace@lemmy.ca
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            Again, if you say the situation in Israel / Palestine is one sided, you are inviting people to bring up Hamas.

            If you’re going to deny that Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack happened, then that’s on you to provide sources. I’m not going to dignify someone asking for sources on basic facts that have been widely covered in literally every major and minor news source.

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                  You are tho. You have been very actively trying to play down Israel’s aggression. Either you are a zionist or a troll. 1 is a nuclear state that has the most advanced weaponry and backing from the biggest countries and financial aid from the whole world and the other is a resistance force that allegedly did bad things(which no one has said otherwise to you). Use your brain. And I think you are happy that you got your “solution” to a very “complicated” genocide.