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⚔️ Israel and Palestine: A Statist War (& the only justifiable position)


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The only justifiable #libertarian position on #IsraelPalestineWar (and Ukraine Russia War etc etc..)

3 Key Points:



(2) If you're playing 'pick the best parasite', don't become a criminal yourself...


If you are going to pick sides between such institutionalised aggressors/parasites — then at least send your own funds, because holding a gun to myself/others isn't justifiable and is aggression (the very thing you're apparently against)... but also I would suggest you'd actually more than likely become complicit in your "sides" actions.

(3) There probably isn't a conflict on earth where this point from Mises is important to understand:

The best article I've come across (decade+ ago that still stands up - sadly)...

The brief intro excerpt:

Israel and Palestine: A Statist War
In light of recent events in Israel and Palestine, it seems appropriate to put forth a suggestion on how this seemingly never-ending conflict could be solved. To end the ongoing violence in the region, many pro-Palestinians are calling for the complete abolition of the Israeli state. This is actually not a bad idea, but it only addresses part of the problem. The real solution is to abolish both the Israeli and Palestinian states — for as long as these governments exist, there can be no peace and freedom in the region.

Indeed, from a statist point of view, the conflict is in a constant stalemate; both the Israeli and Palestinian governments and much of "their" respective citizens are laying a claim on the same piece of land. Both sides also back these claims with separate religious and historical arguments in a word-against-word battle that is impossible to arbitrate in any objective manner.

Violence is of course a hallmark of the conflict. On the one hand, Islamist nationalists in Palestine carry out suicide bombings and grenade attacks against various targets in Israel, as they consider the Israeli government to be illegally occupying "Palestinian" land. On the other hand, the Israeli government bombs Palestinian areas where it claims terrorists are residing, often hitting and killing civilians instead. All these violent attacks incite counterattacks from the opposite party of the conflict, thus creating an unremitting spiral of violence.

The problem, however, isn't which side is right, i.e., which of the two governments is entitled to control all or parts of the Israeli/Palestinian territory. The problem is the very existence of these two governments to begin with — and the fact that they lay claims to any land at all.

Let's examine the two main proposals that are typically put forward by statists as a way to resolve this six-decade-long conflict....

TL;DR meme version that won't do the article/points justice: