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  •  A claim of dual loyalty isn't anti-Semitic IMO (3+ / 0-)
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    blue aardvark, Seneca Doane, RageKage

    If an American Jew is "dually loyal", then by definition they are loyal to the United States.  What more can be asked of a citizen?  What is wrong with a little tribal loyalty to fellow Jews on top of that?  

    If it is considered anti-Semitism to point out that it is likely that some percentage of Jews in NY-9 are fairly partisan Israel supporters and are thus also "loyal" to Israel in some sense of the word, then I must be behind the curve and missing something, because I cannot see what is possibly offensive about that observation.  

    I think that somehow people have gotten their wires crossed somewhere along the way and "dual loyalty" became anti-semitic.  The anti-semitism I am familiar with involved the idea that Jews were traitors.  A traitor, in terms of loyalty, has an absence of loyalty to their country, coupled with a loyalty to something else.

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