Starting to feel disturbed & uncomfortable with being “Neutral” on Israel Palestine issue?

For a long time, I was neutral on the Israel Palestine issue, mainly because of what Hitler did to the Jews. Then one day, experienced what in psychology, is called cognitive dissonance. Cognitive dissonance is the mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values at the same time, or is confronted by new information that conflicts with existing beliefs, ideas, or values.

1) So UN is ignoring its own standards by awarding contracts to Israeli occupation profiteer G4S >

2) & a former International Criminal Court judge is connected to Israel

3/17 & Human Right Watch & Amnesty International blasted away at Israel & Palestine on “War Crimes”

4) I been, very long time, a campaigner for “Democracy, Liberty, Justice & Rights” & one day, someone asked me about Israel & Palestine

5) That was about 2 years ago & my answer was, given what Hitler did to the Jews, I was “Neutral” on the Israel & Palestine issue

6) & that person, shocked & began telling me, of events such as Nakba (Israel razed Palestine villages, 100,000s became refugees)

7) I listened him, telling me of historic & factually correct, events, i.e. Nakba & other

8) Yet, I was still neutral, but now (then about 2 years ago), open & curious > & began to follow Israel & Palestine issues

9) & as I followed the news, on Israel & Palestine, mostly, about a year after, hearing about, i.e. Nakba, I was still mostly “Neutral”

10) Then last year, there was a war, between Israel & Palestine, called Gaza War” & the war shock me, particularly photo-journalism of

11) of massive numbers of Jews, in New York, who opposed to the Gaza War & pictures of concerned Jews, writing on a board

12) the names of Palestine babies & children slaughtered by Israel military assault on Gaza

13) At the end of that Israel war on Gaza, about 500 Palestine babies & children were slaughtered by Israel

14) Then months after the Gaza War, @UNICEF reported most Palestine children, suffer severe psychological damage

15) & news from humanitarian groups, says the massive destruction homes in Gaza, by Israel, not a single one got re-built

16) About a month after Israel war on Gaza, I bailed being “Neutral” on the Israel & Palestine issue & start campaigning for Palestine

17) As for, i.e. @UN, @hrw, @amnesty & US Congress, “Opinions & Positions” on Israel & Palestine issue, for me “Whatever”


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