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Posted on July 23 at 6:44 p.m.
You thank atomic for being polite with his remark and follow that with impertinent impoliteness toward me. I would rather hear how you think the Egyptians use that massive aid and some explanation of why we give it to them.
On Jews Against the War
Posted on July 23 at 3:26 p.m.
I was referring to the time period, not any particular voters. Having the vote obscures the fact that people generally have no say in how their country is run - especially on the national level. There is a frequent "changing of the guard", but what the guards are not protecting us, our interests, or our constitution.
On Voting Rights for All
Posted on July 23 at 12:25 p.m.
Our congressmen will do what Israel wants them to do. Right now Israel wants a new Iran-Iraq (ISIS) war. The "nuclear threat" gambit can be taken up later. One's enemies fighting each other - a match made in heaven.
On Make Peace, Not War
Posted on July 23 at 11:59 a.m.
As more and more people habe been given the vote, the vote itself has become more and more meaningless.
Posted on July 23 at 10:51 a.m.
Aid to Egypt, doesn't aid Egyptians, it is a payoff to Egyptian leaders to stand aside while Israel commits genocide against the Palestinians.
Posted on July 23 at 10:41 a.m.
Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Congress in 2012 and received 29 standing ovations. That represents unqualified support of anything Israel has done or will do in the future. Our government is their puppet and the Israelis will decide what is "appropriate".
On Israel, Hold Back
Posted on July 23 at 3:25 a.m.
Prime Minister Balfour first met with Chaim Weizmann to discuss a Jewish homeland in Palestine in 1906. Nevermind that Palestine was not Britain's to give.
Rabbi Elmer Berger says of that time, "that group of Jews which committed itself to Zionism . . . entered a peripatetic kind ofdiplomacy which took it into many chancelleries and parliaments, exploring the labyrinthine and devious ways of international politics in a part of the world where political intrigue and secret deals were a byword. Jews began to play the game of 'practical politics'."
The practicalities included a written promise, a European war in which the Ottoman Empire was a party, a British victory made possible by American troops and supplies acquired by Jewish pressure on Woodrow Wilson, Zionist representation at the peace conferences, the creation of a new political form called the "mandate", and finally dealing with intense opposition to establishing a homeland for European Jews in Palestine.
Posted on July 22 at 4:11 p.m.
Nonsense. A culture can only be developed and maintained in conditions of relative peace. That is why displacement and cultural disruption are genocidal.
Middle Eastern Jews in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Iran have lived continuously and peacefully among Arabs since ancient times - so peacefully that their cultures have comingled to the point that European Jews are repulsed by the Arab/Muslim "ways" of the Mizrahim.
Posted on July 22 at 3:04 p.m.
The point is that Jews have lived unhindered in the Middle East since ancient times so if that is the cultural home of all Jews why didn't the Ashkenazim join their cultural brothers centuries ago? If Palestine is the homeland of all Jews why wasn't it the Jews with ancient roots in the Middle East who demanded a Jewish state?
Surely, you know that Jews living among Arabs in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, and Egypt did not rush to Israel in 1945 to join the Zionists, but had to be terrorized into leaving their settled communities to live among European Jews who viewed their customs, language, food, and mores with contempt.
Zionists are Ashkenazim primarily from Poland, Russia, and Germany. It is they who have overseen the genocide against the Palestinians. Does a genocidal political contrivance really have a "right to exist"?
Posted on July 22 at 12:02 p.m.
There is strong DNA evidence that European or Ashkenazi Jews did not originate in the Middle East and yet it was European Jews - not the Mizrahim - who demanded a "homeland" in Palestine. Mizrahim had lived in the Middle East among Arabs for centuries, but the Balfour Declaration wasn't a promise to them but to a people who had never lived in the Middle East.