First, I have to apologize to the board for my harsh reactions to some posters in light of misleading or false recitals of fact by some posters on this board.
I have been quick to accuse people of anti-semitism. I do this only because the consequence of repeating the misleading arguments or flat out lies that these people repeatedly spout is a delegitimization of Israel, a weakening of her ability to defend herself, and, as a result, more dead Jews. It seems that some people don't care that action on their positions would likely result in genocide of the Jewish people in Israel, or at best mass killings, expulsions, and the rest in dhimitude - with the Jews, unlike Christians and Muslims, for some reason un-deserving of even one state of their own.
With hostile outcomes likely, I have been quick to assume a hostile intent.
But that may not be the case.
So, my question to the board...why do people recite either bad facts or use facts in a misleading way to make Israel look much worse than it is?
Is it simple Jew-hatred, or a desire to fit into the lefty crowd, or feeling bad for the Pal-Arabs who haven't stood up against violence but don't actually participate in it and have been victimized by the actions of the Arab leadership?
I don't know....
Certainly Israel has been an aggressor - 1956, lebanon, even attacks on Arab villages in 47-48 - but why do people seek to ignore the attacks from Lebanon (and the civil war) or the Sinai, or the reality of Arab agression in 1967 and on Yom Kippur in 1973, not to mention the PLO's more recent actions and arabic statements and symbols...
Why do people do it?