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  •  I only wish that AIPAC were not so (0+ / 0-)

    audible a Jewish voice in matters of public policy touching Israel.

    I have Israeli colleagues (one of whom I recently hosted in the US) and we got on very amicably.  He is orthodox, but not ultra.

    He invited me to visit him in Israel (I hedged).  We discussed politics a lot, amicably on the whole.  Without stating it directly I think I gave him to understand that if I lived in Israel, I would likely be part of the Peace Movement there.

    You surely have heard that with three Jews in a room you will have five political parties.

    The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, And wretches hang, that jurymen may dine.

    by magnetics on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 12:30:39 PM PST

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    •  I agree. Most Jews are Dems but they are not heard (0+ / 0-)

      70% at least
      Many are very progressive. Huge movement for Palestinian rights amongst American Jews as well.

      The righties with the money have the voice. As usual...not just true about Jews.

      Jews support Israel's right to exist (ie not die) so Hamas freaks people out...all the "Death to Jews" talk in Arabic but never heard in English...all the "Israel must be pushed into the sea' talk by Arab leaders in Arabic (and in PErsian in Iran) make many Jews firm on that.

      But most want peace and two state plan beyond that. Those that are policially aware ...many (everyone I know...I never met a right wing Jew until the last ten years to be  honest and I grew up amongst Jews on East Coast...no one I knew was like that.) are horrified and frustrated by the Right wing governmet and the Settlers.

      We need to remember that all ISraeli governments were not this way. Hope something happens t

      I don't think the Israeli people can hack being hit with missles and maintain there desire for peace. I think it's too scary for them. The people are now leaning more right then they did before. Israel needs to stop settlements ASAP and they need to stop the missles. Doesn't matter if they are innefficient. Civillains freak out with the threat while living surrounded by enemies who have the rhetoric they want you dead. It' s human nature. Not saying it's right.

      Foolish foolish righties are screwing up Israeli's chance for peadce and justice. they need ot give carrots to those that renounce violence (West Bank) not just sticks to those who don't

      they give all JEws a bad name.

      AIPAC and Jews:

      Maybe like American and moderate Muslims in a way...I have a lot of Muslim friends from N. Africa. Moderates. The extremists give Muslims a bad name and extremists seem to have a much larger voice than the larger numbers of moderates. My friends lament that every time extremists bomb and kill it gives all Muslims a bad name.

      it's like that

      So when someone says "The Jewish people" for what Right wing Israeli's do, it is wrong and offensive even to many Jews. I'd NEVER say "MUSLIMS" for what extremists do. That would not be fair to over generalize. I speak up whenever Americans do this to all Muslims.

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