Sometimes, the Truth Isn’t Allowed on Quora

I’m offering this without my own commentary for your evaluation. Comments are invited, especially ones that can explain and justify Quora’s policy decision.

The Question: Why don’t the Israeli occupiers of Palestine go home and leave the Palestinians alone?

My Answer:

If you going to complain about an occupation, you probably ought not to use a name used by bigoted colonialists: Palestine. That’s the name used by the Greek and Roman colonialists, who tried to force the Jews to Hellenize (Greeks) and ethnically cleansed them from their own land (Romans).

Anyone calling themselves a “Palestinian” is using the name associated with the bigoted colonialists against the indigenous population. There is a reason why Al-Aqsa mosque is built upon the site of the Holy Temple: because Muslims wanted to express their dominance over the homeland of the Jewish people.

The true native Palestinians? The Jews, of course. And the Arab occupiers of the Jewish homeland should stop trying to murder the Jews and live with the natives in peace.

Policy Violation:Be Nice, Be Respectful.” The Question was not seen to be in violation, only my Answer.

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5 Responses

  1. Sarah Elias says:

    You clearly violated the snowflake principle. You are not allowed to imply in any way that there might be something wrong with the question or questioner.

    Maybe try posting a question about why Arabs call themselves the original inhabitants of Palestine when history clearly shows they are only the latest occupiers of the land of the Jews. It would be interesting to see if the question would be allowed at all and if so, which responses would be permitted.

  2. Saul Mashbaum says:

    Your answer, and Quora’s response, beautifully illustrate a central element of any discussion on Israel – the theft and distortion of language. The real occupiers now are called the victims of occupation, the natives are called the occupiers, the murderers are called the oppressed, those murdered are called the oppressors. The 100% racist claim that Jews cannot live in a certain area because their very presence “offends” another group is called “human rights.” It is critical that in defending Israel on social media, we do not concede the distorted and hateful assumptions of its opponents. You have met this standard very well; Quora’s bigoted response demonstrates this.

  3. Bob Miller says:

    The wonderful “free” utilities in the cyberworld are run by people with agendas.
    The forum you were addressing is committed to the anti-Jewish side of this dispute, as evidenced by the question itself. It exists to push a viewpoint and a narrative, not to be a neutral forum for discussion. You’ve noticed in general that anti-Jews in media can be as beastly in their rhetoric and actions as they wish, while we Jews have to tone down our message til it’s gone.

  4. Steve Brizel says:

    Welcome to the world of social media which is orchestrated and driven by those who subscribe to the far left on many ideas and where conservatives and friends of Israel are scarce in number

  5. nt says:

    It was probably too pugnacious. I would try saying the same thing with more sources, and talking to the person as a victim of brainwashing.

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