I’ve seen a lot of comments regarding the Israelis ‘settling’ in east Jerusalem to realize a lot of people don’t get it. The comments are along the lines of “Why are they objecting to this – Jews in Jerusalem? A Problem? WTF?” So, a bit of clarification.
The best (and first) analogy would be to use east and west Berlin back when there were two nations. Because, you see, that’s exactly the situation here. It would be SPECIFICALLY like seeing East Germany building (or seizing) housing in West Germany and then claiming that was now part of East Germany.
I don’t really think that’s visceral enough, so let’s move it to the US. The closest analogy we have would be Juarez Mexico and El Paso, Texas. Picture the US taking Juarez this way.
If the “good guys” do wrong, it’s still wrong.