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The Unbiased Truth Regarding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

When it comes to conflicts like this, we need to analyze both sides with statistical data. I will provide this evidence on a later edit, so stay tuned.

For now, I want to reflect on the unnecessarily endless violence and oppression between Israel and Palestine. As statistical data has demonstrated, Israel is held responsible for committing this same violence and oppression I am referring to. Let us critique this conflict logically by bringing up the facts:

Israel, compared with Palestine’s poor state it is in now, is receiving a great deal of financial support from the United States. Military aid like weapons are provided to the Israeli government, and those same weapons are used to injure, kill, control and oppress the Palestinian people. As evidence suggests, the United States provides no money whatsoever to Palestine. Nothing.

So, ask yourselves…which side is really capable of power, control, oppression and violence? The poor Palestinians…or the rich Israeli government? Are the Christian fundamentalists in the United States going to side with Israel because they are Jews? The fact of the matter is that the United States citizens are commonly exposed to limited points of view from corporate media like CNN and Fox News. There’s a great deal of false narrative propaganda and lies, and most of this is generally limited to two points of views. The Republican side and Democratic side, but the end result is generally in line with the elite’s interests.

Part of my strategy is to follow the money. Most of the time, this aids me in finding the injustice. In the life of Jesus, he does not think kindly about the rich in comparison to the poor. Christians are supposed to be champions of the poor, yet here we are in the United States, massive Church members are supporting the powerful Israeli government thanks to the financial support of the United States.

Over time, as the statistics suggest, Palestinians are losing their land. In the past, we have witnessed the Israeli government taking Palestinian land by force. Imagine, a Palestinian family is stripped of the land they own (with evidence in print that they rightfully own this land). Is this justice? How can the United States and Israeli government just sit there and think this is okay? This is not only a violation of international law, but the rest of the world seem to be championing the Palestinians (or the oppressed). Imagine that! The rest of the world seems to recognize what’s really going on, while our media is constantly fabricating stories on this conflict to make things sound like Israel is the oppressed.

Common defense of Israel is the government’s ability to defend itself from terrorism. Now, this is a biased statement. Terrorist acts were also committed in Israel by astronomically larger numbers, as the statistics support. So, the United States has no right to completely dismiss the mass violence committed by the Israelites. Besides, the Israeli government is stealing land from Palestine. What right do they have to defend themselves for invading land that doesn’t belong to them in the first place? They do not have proof of land ownership like the Palestinians. The Holy Bible’s mythical stories are not going to cut it. This is far more complicated than that. Historically, it would make sense that the ancestors of Palestine were Jews. Naturally, some converted to Islam or populated the religious faith after it was introduced to the Middle East.

Part of the problem with the most ignorant members of the Christian Church mass in the United States siding with the Israelites is they think this is a Jews versus Muslims conflict. No. Palestinians consist of Christians and Muslims. Mostly Arabic Christians and Muslims. I am not surprised if a lot of them are also Jews. The United States breeds a culture of ignorance and anti-intellectualism through simplified narratives of good versus evil. The bad guys are always the Muslim Palestinians, while the good guys are the Jewish Israelites. And when the corporate media mention the term Muslims, ignorant Americans automatically swallow the next part of the narrative when terrorism is referenced alongside with the Palestinians.

Let me repeat how important and disturbing those statistics are given all that I have been told by my country’s corporate media. Israel is just as guilty for killing innocent civilians compared with Palestine. Let us not forget that the Israeli government hires civilians to kill the Palestinian people. This is a reference to Steven Spielberg’s Munich.

Stay tuned as I explore further of not only include factual statistical data, but to also reference factual articles that inform the public of the truth. Also, the Palestinian film Paradise Now will be used to explore this reality further in cinematic language.

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/38688-beyond-two-states-beyond-partition

 

Best Overall Films

This is a list of films I enjoyed for most of my life:

  1. A Clockwork Orange
  2. The Thin Red Line
  3. Lady in the Water
  4. Syriana
  5. Paradise Now
  6. A Separation
  7. Inception
  8. The Prestige
  9. Memento
  10. The Tree of Life
  11. Match Point
  12. The Dark Knight
  13. Children of Men
  14. Interstellar
  15. Mad Max: Fury Road
  16. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  17. Snowden
  18. Blood Diamond
  19. Doubt
  20. Brokeback Mountain
  21. Batman Begins
  22. The Dark Knight Rises
  23. The Shining
  24. Michael Clayton
  25. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  26. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  27. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  28. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  29. There Will Be Blood
  30. No Country for Old Men
  31. Amelie
  32. It Follows
  33. Noah
  34. Gravity
  35. Babe
  36. The Last Airbender
  37. Run Lola Run
  38. Amadeus
  39. Do the Right Thing
  40. Eyes Wide Shut
  41. The Silence of the Lambs
  42. The Truman Show
  43. The Matrix
  44. Signs
  45. Pacific Rim
  46. After Earth
  47. The Happening
  48. Black Swan
  49. Rain Man
  50. Born on the Fourth of July
  51. Fargo
  52. Where to Invade Next
  53. The Village
  54. Unbreakable
  55. Pan’s Labyrinth
  56. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  57. Citizen Kane
  58. Full Metal Jacket
  59. Princess Mononoke
  60. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  61. Alien
  62. Insomnia
  63. Bicycle Thieves
  64. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  65. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
  66. Lolita
  67. John Q
  68. The Sixth Sense
  69. Captain Phillips
  70. Citizen Four
  71. Fiddler on the Roof
  72. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  73. A Beautiful Mind
  74. The Panama Deception
  75. Psycho
  76. My Neighbor Totoro
  77. Memoirs of a Geisha
  78. The Lives of Others
  79. The Oath
  80. My Country, My Country
  81. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  82. Munich
  83. Back to the Future
  84. Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  85. Platoon
  86. Crimson Peak
  87. Kiki’s Delivery Service
  88. The Godfather
  89. Chinatown
  90. The Graduate
  91. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  92. The Last Temptation of Christ
  93. A Little Princess
  94. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  95. 12 Angry Men
  96. Road to Perdition
  97. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  98. Braveheart
  99. Casino Royale
  100. Batman
  101. Grave of the Fireflies
  102. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  103. Splice
  104. The Princess Bride
  105. Spirited Away
  106. Susana
  107. American Beauty
  108. JFK
  109. Lawrence of Arabia
  110. The Shawshank Redemption
  111. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  112. Slumdog Millionaire
  113. Skyfall
  114. The Visit
  115. The Fly
  116. The Passion of the Christ
  117. Field of Dreams
  118. An Officer and a Gentleman
  119. The Aviator
  120. District 9
  121. Vertigo
  122. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  123. Edward Scissorhands
  124. Shakespeare in Love
  125. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  126. Jaws
  127. V for Vendetta
  128. United 93
  129. The Devil’s Backbone
  130. Hulk
  131. Devil
  132. Sleepy Hollow
  133. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
  134. The Illusionist
  135. Babel
  136. Split
  137. Magnolia
  138. Punch-Drunk Love
  139. Ghostbusters
  140. Dead Man
  141. Atonement
  142. The Apartment
  143. The Beach
  144. Vidas Secas
  145. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  146. Late Spring
  147. Finding Neverland
  148. Fletch
  149. Barry Lyndon
  150. The Breakfast Club
  151. The Dream Team
  152. Raging Bull
  153. Halloween
  154. Sissi
  155. Gods and Monsters
  156. Top Gun
  157. A Few Good Men
  158. Scarface
  159. Fievel Goes West
  160. Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  161. Hellboy
  162. Downfall
  163. Big
  164. Ex Machina
  165. The Theory of Everything
  166. The Babadook
  167. Clerks
  168. Godzilla
  169. The Best of Me