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  •  Re: You're kidding of course (none)
    "I find your language very unusual for someone who makes your claim. Indeed, in looking back at what you've said on this subject, I womder exactly what your claim is based on. As far I can see, you plain don't like Israel and Israeli(s)"

    I spoke out against Serbian expansionism in the 90's.  Was this because I plain didn't like Serbia or Sebs?  I don't think so.

    You know nothing of my personal affinities or allegiances.

    "Lots of Americans feel exactly the way lots of French and Palestinians and posters to this diary feel about Jews."

    I have so little patience for intellectually chanllenged folks who equate deep disapproval with Israel's actions with bad feeling toward Jews.

    •  Re: You're kidding of course (none)
      Your consistent use of almost true "facts" about Israel says something.It seems to me you read your opinions as facts amd then react with real anger when others don't agree. I say that not as as a comment on your "real" personality or allegiances which I neither know nor care to know. I only know what you've posted here.

      What you said or did about Serbia is irrelevant. It's a red herring.

      Writing conveys tone, and to some degree emotions or feelings. Yours clearly does that. Now you may just be a bad writer, but I do not think that is the case at all. Your posts seem to be the work of an intelligent, thoughtful and angry person.

      Don't take the Jews comment as meant about you. There is at least one poster on this thread who seems to me clearly anti-Semitic, although most are not. But do read the Palestinian websites and see the language they use, particularly in their educational materials. They're anti-Israeli as policy and anti-Jewish as a bedrock principle. In a one-state solution, they'd allow zero Jews. That seems perfectly clear.

      •  Re: Re: You're kidding of course (none)
        "What you said or did about Serbia is irrelevant. It's a red herring."

        Irrevelant to you, but an analagous situation to me.

        "Your posts seem to be the work of an intelligent, thoughtful and angry person."

        On this topic, I am indeed angry.  I'm angry at the sneering in the news media when they show pictures of the sick Arafat.  I'm angry of the contortions lefties here are willing to go through to defend Israel, right or wrong.

        "In a one-state solution, they'd allow zero Jews. That seems perfectly clear."

        There are, of course, Israeli extremists who sit in the Knesset who believe in a one-state solution that would allow zero Palestinians.

        I don't judge either side by their extremists.

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        "Your consistent use of almost true "facts" about Israel says something.It seems to me you read your opinions as facts amd then react with real anger when others don't agree."

        The fact it takes you time and effort to disentangle disapproval for Israel from dislike for Jews says something about you.

        And which of my facts are almost true, but not really true?

        •  Whatever (none)
          This seems best removed to e-mail or dropped. You seem to never, ever lose arguments in public, probably because of your superior intellect.

          My e-mail address is obvious.  Best.

          •  Re: Whatever (none)
            "You seem to never, ever lose arguments in public, probably because of your superior intellect."

            I'd like to think it's because I think very carefully before I take a position.

            "Best."

            Cheers.

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