Originally Posted by Nafman87
I live here because I am a Zionist and believe that Israel is the Jewish state. There are many Arabs that live in peace Amongst us. Then there are the terrorists who commit acts of terror on innocent civilians. Whether it be suicide bombers or shooting missiles at us. What most of the world don't know is that there are attempts at terror attacks weekly that are caught in time by the IDF.
I will never leave this country because I believe that one day we can live in peace.
You are right, I overreacted by saying the whole world makes us look bad. The fact is that I just don't understand how ppl some ppl can call us the terrorists or "the bad ones" in this situation.
We sit quietly while we are bombed for years. Then one day we can't take it anymore, and we finally fight back. We are the victims here.
Sorry, I like Israel just fine, but let's not pretend your country is completely innocent. Why the continued settlements, and even more, the expansion of settlements in the West Bank? Apparently, our President isn't really bothered by that anymore, but some of us still think it's a significant impediment to peace.
I don't think there's any perception that Israel is the terrorists, by the way. Who needs terrorism when you have your military and our backing? I think most of America is on the side of Israel in this conflict.
Anyway, stay safe. I sincerely hope Hamas and the Palestinians quit acting stupidly and end this conflict. It's damn near impossible to have any sympathy for their continued troubles when their leadership engages in these sort of actions.