As a Jew this is hard for me to explain

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    As a Jew this is hard for me to explain

    I’m 70 living in 2019ad. For those who didn’t know-------

    “ad” means; The years “After Jesus’s death”.,.i.e. (ad)

    2,019 years ago;.,.,,.,, Jesus walked the streets of Jerusalem

    And He knew “Jerusalem” was not the “Promised Land”

    Now over 2,000 years later I have found it.

    The “Promised Land “ turns out to be-----

    No,
    It's not--
    the Palestinian Land
    now called “Israel”
    But
    The
    “United States of America”
    .,.,aka.,.,
    USA
    The United States​

    And as an American, I consider a Jewish American to be just “an American” or a “Jewish American”.

    But more importantly; I as an American; I view a Jew as a Jewish person. I view Jews who live in or born in “Israel” as Israelite’s; not a “Jew”, although they are from the same family.

    there is a difference

    No harm intended or implied

    If I have offended, you

    Please forgive me :)-

    Ok?
     
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    Actually, A.D. stands for Anno Domini (the year of the lord).
     
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    Yes but we have to use BCE/CE now as to not offend anyone
     
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    America hasn't always been a paradise for Jews.

    Within my lifetime, it was still legal to not rent or sell property to Jews. Real estate ads in New York City contained the phrase 'Only Gentiles Need Apply'.

    Companies could discriminate against Jews in hiring. Large firms made it policy to not hire Jews.

    Hotel chains across America were openly restricted to potential guests with 'Jewish-sounding' surnames.

    You couldn't join many country or social clubs if you were Jewish.

    In 1930s America, this man, Charles Coughlin, had a network radio show espousing anti-semitic rhetoric to millions of listeners.

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    In the 1920s, this was a nation-wide best-seller

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    Israel is the only country on the face of this Earth where Jews are not the 'guests' of a host nation.

    It's sad that there has to be at least one place where Jews can be autonomous, but history has shown, over and over again, that it is existentially necessary that Israel exist.
     
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    The past is the past

    If you want to dwell there .,.,.,.,.,/

    Create a thread

    1/3 of the world’s Jewish population live in “Israel”

    1/3 of the world’s Jewish population live Europe

    1/3 of the world’s Jewish population live in the USA

    & out of them all.,.,…,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,,.,.,.,.,

    The USA turns out to be the "Promised Land”

    Just ask a Jewish American.,.,..,.,?

    I can guaranty you, He/She will say,

    Yes, this is my "Promised Land”
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    Will you promise to stop drinking. This thread is odd. Are you pro or Anti Israel?
     
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    A.D., "after death."
     
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    I don't have to do anything of the sort. :auiqs.jpg:
     
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    The Gregorian Calendar was introduced in 1582 by then Pope Gregory XIII. The language of the church was Latin, not English.

    Anno Domini - Wikipedia
     
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    This is not about being “pro” or “anti” Israel.

    You must first clarify your question.

    Are you talking about the Israeli Jews occupying a large chunk of Palestine-?

    Or the boundaries of this land now referred to as “Israel”-?

    What do you mean by the term “anti”-?
    Besides; "Israel" was a person; not a place

    Just asking :)-
     

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