A Palestinian Zionist? Yes, there is at least one such person. He is Walid Shoebat, a former member of the PLO who lives in the US, has converted to Christianity, and believes in the right of Jews to have their own state.
Here are samples of his opinions:
"The Holocaust never ended but the victims have decided to defend themselves”
“The occupation is in the minds of Children who are taught hatred.”
“Israel was the solution for the world’s greatest refugee problem that went on for two thousand years”
“Why is it that on June 4th 1967 I was a Jordanian and overnight I became a Palestinian?”
“When I finally realized the lies and myths I was taught, it is my duty as a righteous person to speak out”
“The Israeli Arab Conflict is not about geography but about Jew hatred; Throughout the Islamic as well as Christendom's history Jews have been persecuted, the persecution of Israel is just the same as the old antisemitism.”
“The Arab refugees are being used as pawns' to create a terror breeding ground, as a form of aggression against Israel”
“The Arab refugee problem was caused by Arab aggression and not Israel. Why should Israel be responsible for their fate?”
"No one (Arab or Jew) has a "right of return". Jews who fled Arab persecution from 1948 to 1956 should have no right of return to Arab lands, and Arabs who ran away in 1948 and 1967 should have no right of return either. This should end all argument. Yet the Jews accept this judgment, while the Arabs reject EVERYTHING."
Walid has written an online book called ISRAEL AND THE WORLD'S MOCK TRIAL
In which he gives his rather outspoken views about Arab persecution of Jews, theology and other matters. Read more about Walid Shoebat, including an improbably laudatory BBC article, at our forum.
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I cannot help but think of the famous Hilllel Quote: "If I am not for myself who will be for me?" This man makes no mention of any sort of injustice that Israel has comitted towards the Palestinians. Injustices that even many Zionists agree have ocurred and are ocurring. I feel that since this man has no respect for his own culture, history, and faith, then I feel as if I almost do not want him to have respect for mine. The BBC article describes him as a "peacemaker", this man is no more a "peacemaker" than Norman Finkelstein or the Neturei Karta.
Gregory, Thursday, May 25th
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