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  •  karma, (2+ / 0-)
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    Karmafish, soysauce

    I understand that position, and I respect it.

    But given that Carter says he has encountered this:

    A majority of the Palestinian leaders with whom we met are seriously considering acceptance of one state, between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. By renouncing the dream of an independent Palestine, they would become fellow citizens with their Jewish neighbors and then demand equal rights within a democracy. In this nonviolent civil rights struggle, their examples would be Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela.

    I wonder if you could try to answer these questions, posed first in the diary, questions that, for hours now, I have had no luck at all in getting canadian gal to answer:

    If the Palestinian people of the occupied territories were really to say, we renounce our dream of our own state, we wish to join you in yours: how, really, could Israel say no? And on what grounds?

    A serious couple of questions, and I'm genuinely interested in your answers.

    •  Well, (1+ / 0-)
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      blueness

      it's hard for me to speak for all Jews, everywhere, but I am happy to do so, anyways.

      :O)

      My strong suspicion is that the great majority of Jews would reject the single-state solution, period.  And, in truth, it wouldn't matter if it was Palestinians wishing to join Israel or the English or ethnic Hawaiians.  Most Jews understand that, given our history, we cannot allow our children to be placed in the position in which their safety is dependent upon the well-being of non-Jews.

      The Holocaust pretty much knocked off that idea.

      This is part of the reason why dKos I-P is as nasty as it so often is.

      We think anti-Zionists are asking us to place our children on the potential chopping block and we absolutely refuse to do that.

      As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly. - Mr. Carlson

      by Karmafish on Mon Sep 07, 2009 at 09:17:30 PM PDT

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    •  Actually, let me amend, (0+ / 0-)

      it's not just that "anti-Zionists are asking us to place our children on the potential chopping block and we absolutely refuse to do that," but that if we do refuse, we are condemned as immoral racists.

      We reject this.

      As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly. - Mr. Carlson

      by Karmafish on Mon Sep 07, 2009 at 09:25:08 PM PDT

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