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Why is Israel so Cruel to Palestinians?

Updated on September 4, 2015
Graffiti on the Gaza wall quotes the famous words of John F. Kennedy in 1963 - "Ich bin ein Berliner" (English: "I am a Berliner")
Graffiti on the Gaza wall quotes the famous words of John F. Kennedy in 1963 - "Ich bin ein Berliner" (English: "I am a Berliner") | Source

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Why Is There So Much Violence In The Middle East?

The Jewish people were despised throughout the ages. Now that they have their own land, the violence still continues. Which ultimate mechanism in the collective psyche is the cause of this?

The answer to this question seems to be easy. But is it?

  • The history of this part of the world is so very complicated that this answer is almost impossible without simplifying some of the facts.
  • Separating facts from emotions is yet another important aspect in answering this question.

After the Jews were massacred in Europe by the Nazis during WWII, the Zionist movement was reinforced. The cry for their own (safe) state on their original sacred ground was a logical consequence. But, unfortunately, this ground was occupied by Palestinians. Already for many centuries.

And that raises a serious question: on whose authority was this land confiscated? To answer this question the whole situation has to be stripped from any emotion.

The Israelis regard themselves as the chosen people by God, which made it easier under the slogan of a higher entity to confiscate ground from the people who lived there.


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Game of Musical Chairs?

Isn't it easier to steal a chair from someone, when you are ordered to do so by someone (Yahweh) who's in charge? You're not responsible for the action, no, you're just doing what you're told to do. The Holy Book says so. It was Yahweh's wish. That's what at least what the Rabbi says. You're just a faithful puppet.

But when this someone in charge is not recognized as an authority by the one whose chair has been stolen, that person would consider this as an illegal act. So, what's the consequence of that act? That the one who's just thrown of a chair wants to have it back. In the name of another boss. Allah.

But Yahweh happens to be also the boss of the US. Sort of. Yahweh made another copy of his book and named himself Lord the Almighty, and ordered all the Protestants to grovel and bow for him as well. The Protestants are now helping the Jews.

The whole situation has nothing to do with reason. It has all to do with mindless faith of millions of will-less slaves.

This is my homeland. No one can kick me out.

— Yasser Arafat

Israelis Attacking Palestinians

An Israeli white phosphorus round explodes over a Gaza residential area.
An Israeli white phosphorus round explodes over a Gaza residential area. | Source

The Scars and Wounds of the Jews

After the war, the scars and wounds in the Jewish people were beyond any comprehension. The cause, the evil machine of Hitler and his Nazis, could not remain without consequences. It set many events into motion after WWII.

The wish to have a country of their own, where they could live and practice their religion in peace, was a logical result of the war.

The Jewish people endured much suffering throughout the history, but the collective pain body of the Jewish people was not healed after the war. It has in fact never been as big as then.

A strange phenomenon often seen in families in which children who have been abused, is that the children become abusers themselves. There is one major reason for it. The wounds haven't been healed, and these wounds become an active pain body. You can regard it as an energetic entity that feeds on pain to stay alive. It has a certain level of consciousness on its own, and doesn't want to be vanished. It feeds itself on pain, and pain alone.

There is no bigger solidarity when you have a common enemy. This is, together with an active pain body, a violent mix, with not much prospect on improvement. That is one of the perverse mechanisms at work in the Middle-East.

I have learned that the state of Israel cannot be ruled in our generation without deceit and adventurism. These are historical facts that cannot be altered.

— Moshe Sharett (2nd prime minister 1954)

Are the Jews Slaves? Slaves of Whom?

Due to the relentless persecutions, hatred, scorn and ridicule, the Jewish people developed through the many centuries a huge collective pain body.

The pain has been poured into the Torah and the many traditions that comes with a Jewish upbringing. This pain body not only feeds itself now with pain and suffering from others. This pain body keeps itself alive with its own pain through all the traditions. Like the mindless traditions at the wailing wall. Complaining is food for pain...

What would Israel be without the US? It would long ago have been overrun by hordes of Muslims. The question rises - whose slave have the Jews become now?

Is it really so great to live in a country full of violence? Was it all worth to steal land from other people? Is it really worth being under constant attack of Hamas' rockets? Why do the Jewish people still choose to live under terror?

Are the Jews doing anything different than what they've done for many centuries? What is it that they cannot live somewhere in peace?

Is it because the Jews are the perfect slaves for a capitalistic system? They are skilful, smart, well educated, dedicated and disciplined.

Isn't it ideal to have a puppet on a string in the heart of an Islamic region? A puppet who fights for you? A puppet who is trained well enough to test and use the newest weapon systems?

The Jews have no reasonable answer on these questions, because their active pain body is in their way to have a clear view on this matter. They are just used. Again.

Palestinians Attacking Israelis

Israeli children running for shelter as an air siren sounds.
Israeli children running for shelter as an air siren sounds. | Source

Why do the Jews Actively Deny the Message of Light?

The Jews only recognize the Old Testament. Jesus who was actually a Jew as well, and came with a message of Hope and Light, wasn't recognized as the Son of God. He still isn't. According to the Jews he's nothing more than a shepherd.

No, only the revengeful God of the Old Testament is the God the Jews worship. They are in fact not different than the violent Muslims who use violence in the name of the same guy but now with a white dress and a beard.

Jesus said something useful in the Sermon on the Mount. The Light is in yourself. Why are the Jews incapable to listen to these words?

Abused Become Abusers

Throughout the ages the Jewish people developed a collective pain body. This pain body feeds itself now with their own complaints as well as the pain and suffering from others.

Abused become abusers themselves. That's one of the tragedies when you aren't able to see the facts. Why doing so much pain to others when you've suffered so much yourself?

The only way out of this deadlock is to develop enough collective consciousness to look inside. This starts at an individual level.

The Wall - Similarities With Camps?

The Palestinians are now driven behind high walls with watch towers. The similarities, to what the Nazis in the early 1930s did to the Jews, and the Jews are now doing to the Palestinians are striking. Are we only seeing the beginning right now? Stage 1?

The Palestinians are now like cattle driven behind huge walls. With no prospect on a sustainable future. Aren't there any influential psychologists in Israel to see what the result of this will be on the long run? The collective pain body of the Palestinians is growing. It will look for means to feed on pain of others.

The justification of the Jews to do so is embedded in their history. They are the chosen people. And to assume this, based on just faith, is one of the biggest tragedies. Well educated people should know better. They should know that the only way out is reason. Faith won't bring you anywhere. Only to oblivion.

© 2015 by Buildreps


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      11 days ago

      "Proportion" is the violence, is from the Devil. People who think it's not, should read the Bible, it's clearly said.

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      3 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      I follow this subject and have for many years. Here is an interesting view point from a Muslim journalist who chooses to reside in Jerusalem:

    • Buildreps profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Europe

      You're right, suraj, only consciousness can stop this mad cycle of madness. The Jews have transformed themselves in a wrong way, from abused to abusers, instead of braking this cycle. Thanks for commenting.

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      suraj punjabi 

      4 years ago from jakarta

      Wow. This is mind blowing. What Hitler did to the Jews is still being felt now. What will the Palestinians do after what they Jews are doing to them we will never know. If history repeats itself I guess the Jews will end up the same way the Nazis did because of how strikingly similar the pattern is to what the Nazis did to the Jews.

      I am speaking objectively of course, I do not harbor any hatred towards any caste or anything. But if history were to repeat itself then the Jews will suffer the same fate as the Nazis, unless they realize that they are doing to the same thing which the Nazis did to them and stop this madness that has been going on since time immemorial. It is a vicious cycle where the abused become abusers and god knows who Palestinians will abuse once they decide to become abusers. Only consciousness and realization can stop this madness. Nothing else. They should realize and show that they are better than the people who have mistreated them throughout their history.

    • Buildreps profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Europe

      It has indeed, Deb. Because eventually the one people thinks to have more rights than the other, all based on holy books that are wholly wrong interpreted. Thanks for your input.

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      Deb Hirt 

      4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      This has been going on since the dawn of time, sadly. The disagreements in this world will cause us all to perish, as everyone gets caught up in it.

    • Buildreps profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Europe

      Thanks for your comment, Yoleen. It is a tough issue. When billybuc gets president, we'll make you the vice-president. Good idea?

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      Yoleen Lucas 

      4 years ago from Big Island of Hawaii

      It's really hard to know what to do. The Jews need their own country, because throughout Europe over the past nearly 2000 years, they have suffered multiple pogroms. It makes sense they would want to return to the land they were originally driven from. Except the people who have lived there during the past 2000 years understandably see it as their own. I think the Jews are reacting with violence out of desperation more than anything else. Anti Semitism is still alive and well throughout Europe, so staying there isn't much of an option. Things are better here in the US, but it was wrenched from the Natives too.

      I really don't know what to make of this. If I did, I'd be President.

    • Buildreps profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Europe

      Thanks for your comment and the great insights that you provided here, Chantelle.

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      Chantelle Porter 

      4 years ago from Chicago

      The people who lived their actually inhabited the land but it was under the direction of the British. Prior to that it was the Ottoman Empire. When they lost WWI the Allies divvied up their land and Britain got Palestine. The "Palestinians" never ruled Palestine. The mess in the Middle East goes much farther back than simply blaming a bunch of Holocaust survivors who too has been dispossessed and had no home. I think everyone is pretty well aware that there seems to be an unending cycle of violence from both sides with no end in sight. Just as the Jews have accepted the fact that they can not return to the homes they had prior to WWII so do the Palestinians need to accept the fact that the Jews will never leave. 80% of Israelis are secular. While you might like to believe they feel they have a religious right

      to Israel, that is just simply not supported by the facts. The sooner a plan can be made to free people from their open air prison the better, But returning to property they rightfully owned 70 years ago will never happen. Time to think about making a better future for their children than to remain bitter about the past. Just my 2 cents.

    • Buildreps profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Europe

      Thanks again for your input, Mihnea Andreescu. Any view is welcome here, as long it is well written and has a reasonable basis. Everyone has a blind spot. I never claimed to be without any.

      I also never claimed to be on either side, just shining a light here on the issue without emotions. I am not a friend of Israel nor a friend of Palestine. You on the other hand now claim to be on the side of Israel and the Republicans. That's fine. But your emotions are touched when your position is questioned.

      You cannot deny that the turmoil in the region started when the Israeli arrived there. Or can you? Can you deny that the Jews took land from people who lived there? That are simple plain facts. It has nothing to do with religion, taste, colour, party or the kind of pants you're wearing.

      The question is not why I don't mention the Islamic states as barbarians, but why the Israelis chose to live in the way they do now. That is because abused become abusers. That's a well known fact in psychology.

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      Mihnea-Andrei Andreescu 

      4 years ago from Tilburg

      Ok I might have been too volatile on this.As a matter of fact before the state of Israel was born in 1948, there were plenty of Jews in Israel even before the European ones arrived.The Palestine Post was a journal that was written entirely by Jewish people.You might wander why I support Israel.It is very simple.My own country,Romania has been a small country that faced Islamic agression during the Ottoman Empire's expansion.I have written many hubs on Vlad the Impaler-one of our national heroes.Just like Israel he faced an enemy that vowed to destroy us.I will never side with Palestine mainly because there is no such thing as Palestine or Palestinians-Even the Sheikh of Jordan admitted that the Quran strongly emphasizes that Israel is the Jewish land.How come Jordan and Egypt refuse to offer the Palestinians refuge?These states treat Palestinians much worse than Israel does.If someone constantly attacks you and your family with rockets then you have the right to fight back.I am a friend of America and a hardcore Republican and I am a friend of Israel.Just like Israel,Romania has had many territorial disputes, but in our case with Russia,with the Ottoman Empire and with the Austro-Hungarian Empire-Our very existence was under threat and this is why we had to defend ourselves.Israel's violence is also legitimate-when a small country,smaller than the size of New Jersey is surrounded by a sea of Arab nations some of which are determined to destroy it,what can that little state do?We,Romanians were the only soviet state to side with Israel during Gamal Abdul Nasser's invasion,We sided with America and Israel and will not hesitate to do so again.Things are very simple with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict-one side wants the other side dead.Israel wants peace and if the Hamas-Governed Palestine would give up arms there would be peace the next day,but if Israel dropped arms there would be no more Israel.In hebrew the word Palestinian -Plishtim can be translated as "invader".Linguistics can help in determining whom occupied whom.As I was stating before the Israeli-Palestinian war is the only war in the Middle East with minimal casualties -even though it lasted for 93 years it has less total victims than the Iran-Irak war (8 years) ,than the Darfur Genocide (12 years) ,than the Syrian Civil war (4 years),The Iraq Uprising (2 months) and the conflicts in Yemen (53 years)- how come you see the stick in Israel's eye but do not see the pole in the terror-governed Arab States' one?

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      Zafirah Akbar 

      4 years ago

      Buildreps this is well written and thoughtful piece. I wish more people would wake up and see the devastation that this war is creating. I believe the Jews have used this fear they have to instil fear amongst others, and America is helping (as well as other Western nations). It is not acceptable!!

    • Buildreps profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Europe

      Thanks for your comment, Mihnea Andreescu.

      This Hub is open for all comments. Properly written comments are better. Anyone who has studied is able to write properly, and express him/herself properly. At least that is what I just assume now. But the aggressiveness of your comment pleads not for you.

      Have you ever analysed the subject, like I did here, instead of repeating what is told to you?

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      Mihnea-Andrei Andreescu 

      4 years ago from Tilburg

      Bullshit.There never was a Palestine and never will be.The name Palestine was given by the Romans in 70 AD as an attempt to wipe out the Jewish People.The Israeli-Palestinian war is the war the only war in the Middle East with minimal casualties.If you think of the Iran-Irak war you will see that it had far more victims.The Israeli Army is probably one of the most humane armies in the Middle East.Israel is the only ally of the united states.Palestinians chant death to America and Hamas vowed to destroy America.How can anybody be so stupid to believe that they are the victims?Seriously?A state governed by terrorists?Hamas is not only a terror group-It is a terror group which controls Gaza and terrorizes civilians.Palestinians who live in Israel live a peaceful life.There are 1 million arabs in Israel living in peace and harmony and civilisation while in Gaza and Palestinian regions they live under terror.Learn your facts people.This is coming from a neutral faction-I am a Romanian but I have studied hebrew culture and studied the Middle East conflict.

    • Buildreps profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Europe

      I wish that was possible too, Larry. That's a great insight of you. It would probably be a start of a solution. Thanks for your comment!

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      Larry Rankin 

      4 years ago from Oklahoma

      I just wish there was a way to compartmentalize religious beliefs and government beliefs. Just sad. I don't have the answer.

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      4 years ago

      love gaza

    • Buildreps profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Europe

      Thanks for your visit, Bill. It is a shame that no one is wise and reasonable to lift themselves by their boots from this smelly swamp.

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I couldn't agree more. I am saddened by this seemingly endless madness.


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