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  •  I would not generalize (3+ / 0-)
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    mrkvica, Jyrinx, Ray Blake

    There has been a long history of argument evasion by accusation of antisemitism lead by many Jewish community leaders in the public on the Israel Palestinian issue. The one sided media picture and the selling out of our political leaders to lobbyist do not reflect an open debate. Then there are those who go around calling  other Jews antisemitic or "Self hating" for expressing concerns about Israel's actions. This has impeded progress toward equitable solutions in the region.

    •  Absolutely. (2+ / 0-)
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      Which underscores an oft-ignored truth about the Zionist movement: It was largely secular, and thus it created a schism within Judaism from the start. It's important not to consider Jews to be monolithic, and that's the error that Israel apologists[1] want us to make, and it's how they conflate criticism of Israel with criticism of Jews altogether.

      [1] As opposed to Israel supporters. I don't mean to imply that anyone who supports Israel is thinking this way; I'm only addressing those supporters who hide behind charges of anti-Semitism to avoid discussing tough issues.

      “If I can't dance to it, it's not my revolution.” — Emma Goldman

      by Jyrinx on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 09:14:32 PM PDT

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