For the Geographically-Challenged
How many times did I see the comparison of the Zionists to the French colonials, and the “Palestinians” to the Algerians? A lot. How many times did I see that comparison made with absolutely no regard to the fundamental difference between the two places? About as many times. So, beside a post dealing with that, I now bring a visual depiction to show why that analogy doesn’t work.
Picture yourself living in a major city of your country with the enemy just a simple rocket’s launch away from you, and then you’ll realize what the inhabitants of Sderot have to go through every day. And maybe you’ll realize why the demand that Israel give up its lands is far removed from a call for states like France and Britain to decolonize.
The Algerians, by the way, are now, in one of those fickle twists of history, the colonists in French cities, forming no-go zones neighboring those of their non-Muslim French hosts, complete with shariah law, cousin marriage, mosques where the doctrine of Islamic world domination is preached and quarters where terrorist plots are hatched. Such is true for much of Europe. You tried to appease, but it has come to you nonetheless. Soon you will be faced with a stark choice.