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    zannie, Terra Mystica, remi

    but i'm always told here that by supporting that kind of full equality, I am "denying jewish self-determination".

    ...they're wrong, of course.

    First off, Jewish self-determination has limitations ending where another people's self-determination begins. Some folks don't seem to get this and you'll run into a few of them here.

    I try to break from the conversation when it gets to the "I am denying jewish self-determination" which usually arises when the person is asked to confront certain contradictions, inconsistencies and hypocrisies.

    if that's so, then again, i'm not sure why that's the fault of palestinians.

    Palestinians are not wrong for rejecting Zionism. Any people found in their position would reject Zionism as practiced by Israel. And many Palestinian citizens of Israel work tirelessly (alongside Jewish citizens) to help Israel become a liberal, democratic nation that recognizes all of its citizens as equals - which it most certainly does not do at the moment.

    As for Levy, I think he believes in and wants a democratic state more than a Jewish one. So, I would assume that the demographic numbers wouldn't matter to him.

    The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world She didn't exist.

    by callmecassandra on Fri Sep 17, 2010 at 06:28:18 PM PDT

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