As an activist for Israel, you can’t avoid it, you will be confronted sooner or later with politics ..
Very weird it is to realize that I, a person who never really knew whom to vote, suddenly is stigmatized as extreme right winged and the extreme right winged is automatically referred into the category of “racist”.
This phenomenon occurs because I am pro -Israel, extremely pro-Israel even, this according to the “counterparty” (= “anti-Israel”).
The reason I’m Pro-Israel is clearly of secondary importance. Nobody cares about the fact that I have lived in the Middle East. I have seen and experienced the difference in culture among Israeli civilians and yes sorry, the Arab citizens. Where the average Israeli is putting all his effort to make something beautiful out of the country, the average attitude of the Arab residents always is “Bukra Insh’Allah” or “Malesh”. This was in earlier years and that you can experience nowadays still…
I have also seen how Jew, Arab, Christian, black and white, straight or gay are living in peace side by side. I also have seen the dirty propaganda made by PPM (Pallywood Propaganda Machine). I have seen and experienced that this is pure fiction. Of course Israel has its faults, there now it is written in black and white, but it is a democratic state with a functioning judiciary. Israel is a melting pot of cultures and thus you can eat delicious and versatile food.
Due to the high level of development in Israel, it is a safe country, you can drink water from the tap and if anything should happen, the best hospitals are at your service.
To defend my pro-Israel position, I have thousands of arguments and then I didn’t talked yet about the wonderful culture, nature, wildlife or the fantastic climate. (for me)….
But no….according to the average “Anti-Israeli” person. I’m a racist, a facist right-wing extremist and so on. Okay, I admit .. I like black Piet, I think this is a really nice aspect from Dutch culture, I think people who work hard for it should be paid likewise. I think that one should not lie, do not slander, not spread hatred about others. If that’s right winged, I am indeed right-wing. But I also have an African sister in law, two cousins from an African mother and a dutch father, one of whom is disabled.
I asked last week someone, “Can you help me out? “ Who am I really?
I was told “You’re a real human,” and so it is.
Now when tomorrow’s debate on the labeling of Israeli products starts,I have only one wish and that is that the men and women politicians will think like real people and forget that they are politicians. Because real people will logically feel that such a great country like Israel should not bear the brunt of cheap nasty propaganda of those who elevate the lie to the truth …
So Ladies and gentlemen … Politicians. Be human … say no to labeling