Witless Moral Equivalence Update: the Secretary of State feels their pain. Let’s tease out her analogy: the Israelis are at once white segregationists and the victims of racist bombers, and the Palestinians are simultaneously white racist bombers and poor black victims of segregation.
Does she realize that the checkpoints from which the Palestinians suffer are a result of the bombings? Does she understand that there would be no checkpoints if there were not so many Palestinians determined to murder Israelis and destroy Israel? Does she understand that the checkpoints exist not “because they are Palestinian,” but because they approve of and abet murderous jihadism?
From “FM’s complaints of Arab conduct denied” in the Jerusalem Post (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist):
She told delegates that when a local church was bombed by white separatists, four girls were killed, including one of her classmates.
“Like the Israelis, I know what it is like to go to sleep at night, not knowing if you will be bombed, of being afraid to be in your own neighborhood, of being afraid to go to your church,” she said.
She added, however, that as a black child in the South, forbidden to use certain water fountains and shunned from certain restaurants, she was also in a good position to understand the feelings of the Palestinians.
“I know what it is like to hear to that you cannot go on a road or through a checkpoint because you are Palestinian,” she said. “I understand the feeling of humiliation and powerlessness.”
“There is pain on both sides,” Rice concluded. “This has gone on too long.”