The 3rd one: the Jewish academic criticism. it is a healthy approach because it faces the problem from within--Jewish scholars exposing his/her ideas based on political and historical facts; leaving behind myths, emotions and propaganda. I find myself going back and forth between the 2nd, and 3rd approach.
The first approach is the classical historic antisemitic view blaming the Jewish people for every wrongdoing in history. The crimes of Israel are taken as "evidence" to prove their hateful claims. I don't argue with this people: it is a waste of time and it is too easy.
The Palestinian issue is not complex: it is a colonial situation in a time when colonialism is no longer accepted. The complexity is given by the background of Zionism and the Holocaust: Israel has used the Holocaust as a tool to justify its actions and it has conveniently equated Zionism with Judaism, in a time when Anglo-European guilt accepts Israeli atrocities as being "democratically" justified. So, from my point of view I see 3 basic perspectives:
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The second one: The humanitarian approach. As the world fought against South African apartheid, humanitarians now fight for the well-being of the Palestinian people living under an apartheid regime. I like this approach but it doesn't necessarily fit completely for me, and I fear a symbolic antisemitism in the background.
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