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  •  The reason is "hate". (4+ / 0-)

    What was provided was an excuse.

    Our noses are big so we can smell your money!

    by arielle on Sat Jan 24, 2009 at 06:41:37 AM PST

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    •  I don't deny the reason is hate. (4+ / 0-)
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      Of course it's hate. It's bigoted and ugly hate. The only people to blame are the ones who have attacked French Jews.

      The point is, French Jews have been attacked in the past couple of years but never to this degree. I think pointing out that the rise in the number of attacks is related to Israel's war on Gaza is fair game.

      Perhaps that's not what the commenter meant, but that's how I understood it. You can agree or disagree with me.

      So you think you can love me and leave me to die?

      by unspeakable on Sat Jan 24, 2009 at 07:07:18 AM PST

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      •  The same thing happened during Lebanon (4+ / 0-)

        and I recall one specific incident in Rome where the Jewish shops were vandalized and looted.

        The fact is, holding Roman Jews accountable for what was happening in Lebanon or French (or British, or Belgium, or....see news) Jews accountable for what is happening in Gaza is farcical, dangerous, and related only by virtue of Excuse Du Jour.

        Our noses are big so we can smell your money!

        by arielle on Sat Jan 24, 2009 at 08:01:00 AM PST

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    •  Yes, but what is the origin of hate? (0+ / 0-)

      There's a lot of hate and, one of its sources, prejudice in the world. Hate is bad but ignorance of its sources is also bad.

    •  Wrong as usual (1+ / 0-)
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      the reason is anger--generated by the slaughter of innocent civilians in Gaza by the IDF--which is a war crime.

      But an undirected and seemingly irrational 'hatred' is to easier to blame, for sure-- it let's off the actual problem with the simpleton response of anti-semitism. Anger has a root cause--and that cause is the occupation and slaughter of an innocent people in Gaza.

      DelicateMonster a slightly left of center reading experience

      by DelicateMonster on Sat Jan 24, 2009 at 08:49:18 AM PST

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