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  •  Are you saying the non Jewish people of Israel (0+ / 0-)

    are in battle with the people of Gaza ?  

    "Drop the name-calling." Meteor Blades 2/4/11

    by indycam on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 06:33:51 PM PST

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    •  Certainly not-pls don't put words into my mouth (3+ / 0-)
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      Wee Mama, misslegalbeagle, Tonedevil

      or please reread my post in the context of what I am responding to.

      the post I am responding to says "Jews". But the diarist, as I say, says it's about the State of Israel going into Gaza...not Jews going into Gaza. Thus, it mistakes the diarist.

      Not all Jews are Israeli, is my point in response to the comment. There are American and European Jews for example.

      That does not mean that I think all Israeli's are Jews...or as you somehow think I am saying "The non Jewish people of Israel are in a battle with people of Gaza". It is not what I am discussing...I know many Druz and Arab/Muslim people are Israeli citizens and I know also that there are Jewish Israeli citizens no doubt who do not back what the State of the country the Government is doing.

      I see it like Bush invading Iraq. The State, the Government, yes our country invaded Iraq. It would be correct to say "the US invaded Iraq" just as it is to say "Israel is in a battle with Gaza".

      To say "the Jews are ..." feels like it' s labeling all Jews. While the majority of Jew are not Israeli nor necessarily represented by her current government's choices and actions.

      There is a huge peace movement amongst the worlds' Jews for Palestinian peace...there is a huge peace movement among Israeli Jews as well. Painting with a wide brush is hurtful. My religion does not do this, the governement of a state that is not mine does. And not on my behalf...I live in Boston.

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