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  •  Conservatives seem to not care about the lives of (4+ / 0-)
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    Timaeus, mosesfreeman, poco, drmah

    the Palestinian people. Are they not human? I have lots of conservative family members who post pro-israel inspirational pics and all I can think about are the nearly-1,000 Palestinian civilians that have died so far. So sad.

    •  Not just conservatives (6+ / 0-)

      I've got plenty of "liberal" relatives who usually decry this sort of thing except when it's their team doing the killing and another team doing the dying.

    •  If they are Christian (2+ / 0-)
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      poco, greenbell

      affinity for Israel can be broken easily enough with facts. Christians are treated poorly in Israel, here is one example:

      Orthodox Jews Throw Stones at Christians

      About 10% of the Palestinians living in Israel are Christians, as well as others from elsewhere.

      … the NSA takes significant care to prevent any abuses and that there is a substantial oversight system in place,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), said August 23.

      by mosesfreeman on Wed Jul 30, 2014 at 12:11:57 PM PDT

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      •  Wont work with them. (2+ / 0-)
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        poco, mosesfreeman

        My family has this weird idea of the Jews being "God's people" that are basically above the rest of us humans whether you are Christian or not. Israel doesn't do anything wrong to them.

        •  It could work with Catholics (1+ / 0-)
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          Catholics aren't into the Rapture and we speak of the Holy Land not the modern day nation state of Israel.  The Pope speaks out against the violence in the middle east frequently.  Since Catholics have a view of a universal Church, we're not so inclined to think any other religion has an exclusive right to any piece of the map.

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