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  •  I'll admit that when I read your first comment (1+ / 0-)
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    sortalikenathan

    I flinched, but I trust you so I read on and your next comment made perfect sense, as does this.

    •  yah (1+ / 0-)
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      Aunt Martha

      long day, sloppy language.

      I honestly don't understand though how charlihall can ask that question earnestly....like, gee, I wonder why palestinians might object to those settlers living amongst them.

      •  I think I kinda do understand it, (1+ / 0-)
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        sortalikenathan

        although I'm not sure, and I disagree with it completely.  I think it has to do with some people viewing Israel as wholly innocent in terms of the I/P conflict (disaster?)--that Israel is simply protecting itself, is well-intentioned, and is only waiting for a willing partner in peace.  So who wouldn't want people like that living among them?

        •  well (1+ / 0-)
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          Aunt Martha

          I think charliehall is fairly sophisticated actually. He knows his history and his politics on this issue quite thoroughly, and he has made comments similar to this many times before, as though there was no occupation to speak of.

          How've you been? Missed you lately. :)

          •  Yes, well, just because one is sophisticated (1+ / 0-)
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            doesn't mean one isn't ________________.

            I've been swamped, actually.  I work freelance, and have suddenly had a lot of work because of the stimulus package, which is good, as it was rather dry, and is almost over, as deadlines have passed.  And I've have had some eldercare stuff going on.  So I haven't been around that much, and when I have, have been duking it out on the torture front.  But I've missed you too!  How've you been?

            •  ah that's good (1+ / 0-)
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              Aunt Martha

              about the stimulus-related work!

              I've been well. I survived passover with my boyfriend's family (first time I was invited). It went well actually--we didn't talk about Israel/Palestine at all (thank goodness!).

              •  Why do I get a picture of the possibility (1+ / 0-)
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                sortalikenathan

                of matzoh balls flying across the table?

                •  haha (1+ / 0-)
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                  Aunt Martha

                  I love matzo ball soup. it's so damn good. I love the broth.

                  Anyway, yeah, actually, my bf basically agrees with me about pretty much everything related to I/P, but we don't even talk about it that much. It's not that he's apolitical, and I don't think I'd even classify him as an anti-Zionist, he just doesn't have much invested in the issue, which is kinda nice.

                  His parents are actually pretty laid back about the issue also, and when we've talked about it, we've disagreed in a very agreeable way, so no, no flying matzoh balls!

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