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Shocker: Kim Kardashian Weighing In on Israel-Palestine Conflict Doesn't Go Over Well

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People hate Kim Kardashian even more than they usually do this morning since she posted a sentiment interpreted as pro-Israel on Twitter: "Praying for everyone in Israel." After receiving all manner of negative Tweets in return, including a few death threats, she hastily added: "Praying for everyone in Palestine and across the world!" Which only made it worse. Eventually she took down both tweets and released a message to her fans:

"I should have pointed out my intentions behind these tweets when I posted them. The fact is that regardless of religion and political beliefs, there are countless innocent people involved who didn't choose this, and I pray for all of them and also for a resolution. I also pray for all the other people around the world who are caught in similar crossfires."

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Oh, Kim. When will you and 'Ye realize that no good comes from Twitter? Except maybe Instagrammed photos of people's brunch? [Page Six, TMZ]

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plaidchucks
plaidchucks

First of all, let me say I'm neither pro-Israel or pro-Palestine. Just confused.

I'll admit I don't really know much about the Israel/Palestine conflict, but here is what I've picked up. After WWII there was already a pretty big Jewish population around Jerusalem. Lots of Jews in Europe wanted a fresh start so they went to Jerusalem as well. Then the U.N. was like, "Alright, you guys can have this area around Jerusalem." Palestinians were like, "WTF just happened?" And its been fighting ever since. From my really, really simple interpretation I can't understand how there aren't more pro-Palestinian people here in the states. I'd be really pissed if a couple million people moved into my homeland and were like, "See ya, Arabs."

I do understand the Jews have a long history of persecution and haven't been able to live in what they consider to be their homeland for, what, like a thousand years? But if they've been gone for so long, don't the Palestinians who have lived there so long have a right to the land? I'm not saying this to be asanine. I really am confused by all of this and would like some perspective.

Another thing I'm curious is about how much money America gives to Israel. When we were in the middle of the bail-outs, high unemployment, and the housing bubble bursting America was still giving millions and millions to Israel. Is it unfair to the U.S. citizens who could have used that money? Or are we just using Israel as a pawn?

I'd really appreciate people's perspectives. I'd hope since I'm admitting this is what I know and it could very well be misinformed or wrong, please be respectful in your replies. Also, I'll be away from the computer today so if I don't reply until tonight it doesn't mean I don't like your answer or what have you.