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  •  I read a few Israeli papers... (0+ / 0-)

    I think I happened on the conservative ones, but the way they claimed the settlers could do no wrong and that the Palestinians were idiot savages, animals who needed Jews to lead them to civilization, and they should be happy with whatever land they were given, and stripped of voting rights...
    Well, I realize it is bad form to compare to nazism, but the land grab, "lesser race," and quasi-concentration of Palestinians in camps seemed kinda familiar.  
    So that's why this young Jew doesn't support Israel, that and the fact that the settlements mean that there will be no peace with their neighbors, which means a few more US supported wars ending in the destruction of the nation unless they find a way to make nice.
    Why should the US support them if it just makes them so cocky that they destroy themselves?

    The President has the power to delay funding of (for instance) military contracts until after the debt ceiling is lifted

    by computant on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 08:43:23 PM PDT

    •  Actually that has more in common (0+ / 0-)

      with Western attitudes toward Native Americans . . . surprise surprise.  Small wonder we find it so easy to support Israel.

      Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

      by corvo on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 06:53:34 AM PDT

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      •  The Israeli situation is much more akin (0+ / 0-)

        to the situation we'd have if a Native tribe took back part of its ancestral territory and most of the white people who had been living there moved out. E.g. if a Native tribe took back the lower peninsula of Michigan and most of the white people moved to Ohio or the Upper Peninsula.

        •  yeah, if you say so n/t (1+ / 0-)
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          Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

          by corvo on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 07:12:21 AM PDT

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          •  I have to say that I've seen more thoughtful (0+ / 0-)

            counterarguments in my lifetime, at least occasionally.

            •  some "arguments" aren't worth (1+ / 0-)
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              much counter, sorry.

              Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

              by corvo on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 07:17:08 AM PDT

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