Suchard wrote:You should concede that the mistreatment of Jews in the last century does not justify Israeli Jews today mistreating Palestinians in their own homeland because in the first post I replied to, you had stated that the Jews have a case for their claim to legitimacy in Palestine on account of their treatment during WWII. On another note and in the same response, you said that Arabs have not helped the Palestinians much. Now, I believe it is a mistake to conflate the two topics. Let us break it down to the two elements of your argument. The Third Reich treatment of Jews is altogether a different matter which some have used in their rhetoric to justify an Israeli right to be in Palestine and to do what they like in the Occupied Territories.
As I said, I don't agree 100% with the "Jews today mistreating Palestinians unjustified" statement.
Some Palestinians' behaviour matter here, because they hardened the hardline Israeli in power, and made the peace seeking Israeli look weak or stupid. In some sense those bombers made further persecutions against them more
One more point to consider is that as time passes, more and more Israelis in the land are born there and grow there, which means they are at least equally native. The likes of you, however, seem to suggest something that would probably cause their removal or even death. I strongly believe you need to have this tackled before convincing me that "the Jews today mistreating Palestinians is unjustified", because as I see, the other choice would be the persecution of more innocent Jews, without much improvement to the Palestinians.