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  •  Recognize Palestine like the entire civilized (12+ / 0-)

    world did?

    How's that for starters?

    income gains to the top 1% from 2009 to 2011 were 121% of all income increases. How did that happen? Incomes to the bottom 99% fell by 0.4%

    by JesseCW on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 05:21:13 PM PDT

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    •  It should have been done long ago. (1+ / 0-)
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      Can you imagine the panic it would cause in the Knesset?  They'd have to supply oxygen directly to the MKs.

      C M
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      Struggle with dignity against injustice. IS there anything more honorable that a person can do?

      by Celtic Merlin on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 06:08:56 PM PDT

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      •  Yeah that would teach those 'stubborn Jews'. (2+ / 0-)
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        No one comments about Hamas or the rockets they fired into Israel while Obama was speaking.  

        Or the persecution of gays in Palestine.  Or the desecration of Jewish shrines. Etc. etc. etc.

        Try some balance.

        •  Try avoiding Non Sequiturs and spurious (1+ / 0-)
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          accusations of Anti-Semitism.

          income gains to the top 1% from 2009 to 2011 were 121% of all income increases. How did that happen? Incomes to the bottom 99% fell by 0.4%

          by JesseCW on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 02:14:11 AM PDT

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          •  I am quite familiar with all of the code words (1+ / 0-)
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            frequently used against Jews in 'polite' society.  

            We are stubborn, insular, obsessed with money, prone to stealing...

            Just read some of the vitriol directed against Israel and the Israeli people in these memes.

            But do we ever here anything about the Chinese and Tibet on this site?  Or anything about the persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt.

            No...NEVER.  But when it comes to the Israelis and Palestinians there is little if any balance.  Even the author of this otherwise fine piece couldn't state that Israel is a DEMOCRACY without putting it in quotes.

            •  Have a dose of your own prescription, doc. (0+ / 0-)

              Balance.

              I am quite familiar with all of the code words frequently used against Jews in 'polite' society.  
              None of which I used - but at least one of which you tried to cram into my mouth.  For that, I cordially invite you to kiss off.
              But do we ever here anything about the Chinese and Tibet on this site?  Or anything about the persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt.
              How many diaries have YOU written on these topics which are obviously so very important to you that you complain so bitterly of their absence on this website?  How many, Tackle?

              If you want more balance - provide some and have a dose for yourself.

              Struggle with dignity against injustice. IS there anything more honorable that a person can do?

              by Celtic Merlin on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 03:34:35 PM PDT

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              •  Yes let's cut off all military aid to Israel. (0+ / 0-)

                Lets have those folks in the Knesset panic.  That will show those uppity Jews.  

                Do you know why they would panic?  Guess you missed all those rockets slamming into Israel, terrorizing and killing the elderly, women, and children.  Guess you didn't notice the effect of the latest missile defense system, developed and paid for by, in part, the USA, saving countless lives.

                Your arguments are specious and your motives are clear.  You don't give a damn about anyone in Israel.  Your blind eye to atrocities in Egypt and Tibet, and the long and recent persecution of Jews in Arab countries, is selective vision born of a myopic animus to Israel and its citizens.  Just like many African Americans have a heightened sense of awareness of racial bigotry because of centuries of abuse and terrorization, Jews also possess similar instincts.

                PS: the Irish have a long and proud Celtic history of antisemitism.

                •  Where do you GET this garbage? (0+ / 0-)
                  Yes let's cut off all military aid to Israel.  That will show those uppity Jews.
                  We were discussing the recognition of the State of Palestine by the United Nations.  Nobody that I've seen comment in this diary has said anything about cutting of aid to Israel OR "show[ing] those uppity Jews."

                  You're out in left field - with a tennis racket.

                  Regarding the rest of your comment - get some help.

                  Struggle with dignity against injustice. IS there anything more honorable that a person can do?

                  by Celtic Merlin on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 04:01:40 PM PDT

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