Just as Islam is proclaimed to be the Religion of Peace, but isn’t, so the Democratic Party is proclaimed to be the Party of Tolerance, but isn’t. Today’s evidence comes from a post by user qrswave at the Daily Kos.

Imagine a world without Israel

Or is that not allowed?

Muslims, Jews, and Christians could live in peace without fear of mutual destruction.

There would be no more need for US AID or justification for Dimona.

We could bring down the Wall, send prisoners home, and families could be reunited.

We could dismantle checkpoints, open crossings, and pull down barbed wire fences.

There would be no more settlements or armed settlers because the people would be united.

We could replant trees and olive groves and rebuild battered cities.

No more suicide bombers or sniper fire, and no more dead civilians.

No more targeted killings and hell-fire missiles, or systematic demolitions.

Palestinians and Jews could live together and the world could address other issues.

What a simpler place this world would be

if there was no need for a Jewish majority – where there would otherwise be none.

Is it so hard to imagine?

Israel killed at least 23 Palestinians in Gaza on Wednesday,including nine members of one family . . .

The air strike killed a local Hamas leader, Nabil Abu Selmeya, his wife and seven sons and daughters aged 7 to 19, medics said. His eldest son, who was not at home, survived.

A later Israeli air strike using two missiles killed at least five other Palestinians, aged 15 to 20, in central Gaza.

Evidently, yes. And I’ll be branded a terrorist for trying.

Are you a terrorist just because you are trying to imagine a world with no Israel? No, that won’t make you a terrorist. But if you are actively working to bring this about by indiscriminately lobbing rockets into Israel or becoming a “splodydope” in a packed Israeli shopping area just so you can go out with a bang, then you are a terrorist.

What is the point of imagining no Israel? Could it be that qrswave, along with millions of Muslims in the world, cannot live a happy life if there happens to be a Jewish state called Israel in existence? In case you’ve forgotten, here is a bit of perspective for anyone who believes Israel is the problem: the map below shows Israel, the only Jewish state on earth, in blue — surrounded by a sea of green Muslim states. So, who again is the problem?

A speck of blue in a sea of green

(Hat tip to Little Green Footballs.)

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