Anonymous said: are you israeli or palestinian? otherwise why do you care enough about this to strain your relationship with your father
OMG MY FIRST PIECE OF ANON NOT-QUITE-HATE
I’m Jewish, so though I was neither born nor raised in Israel, I feel a stronger connection to it than I’m guessing the average American does. For me, that means I’m more profoundly disappointed by Protective Edge than my peers; for my dad, it means he’s defending the country more than I think is warranted by its actions.
Also, my dad and I have a great relationship that leaves room for disagreement and debate without leading to “strain”! I care about Israel/Palestine because I’m a compassionate human being who cares about what’s going on in the world, and also because I’m Jewish, and I like discussing things I care about with people I care about, ie my parents.
Seriously, what the fuck does it mean that “Israel has more justice on its side than usual”
Because my dad said that over text and I am not looking forward to having him explain it the next time we talk on the phone