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    1) The version of Zionism he's pointing out is the one in operation right now, as implemented by the people running Israel. It's not a blanket statement that every Israeli or Israel-supporter feels the same way - just that the people actually setting policy are enacting a version that looks awfully darned evil to me, what with the forced resettlement, apartheid, refusal to abide by UN resolutions, young activists like Rachel Corrie being ground under bulldozers without apology or consequence, etc. No one, at least not here, disputes that many Israelis are good people, and their dream of a homeland is one we all share, for ourselves and others. We're just saying "gosh, it would be nice if those people would wrest control of the state apparatus from the other ones".

    2) Is it more moral to say that Palestians should not be allowed a homeland? There were, you know, people living there when the Israelis started moving in, and Israel's treatment of those people, from the beginning, has created the crisis they're in today.

    “If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?” - Rumi

    by Jaxpagan on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 01:22:30 PM PST

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