Do You Consider the Destruction of Israel a "Personal Tragedy?"

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    Less than half of young US Jews in a 2007 poll answered that question with a "yes."

    "The(2008) Gaza massacre provoked unprecedented opposition around the world -- in Britain, students occupied buildings in more than a dozen universities across the country -- but, as Finkelstein documents in the second part of the book, this opposition did not come out of the blue.

    "Rather, it 'marked the nadir of a curve plotting a steady decline in support for Israel', not only in Europe, where Israel consistently ranks among the least popular states in the world, but also in the US.13

    "Most strikingly, American Jews are becoming increasingly ambivalent or even hostile towards Israel, to the point where less than half of young American Jews polled in 2007 answered that they would consider the destruction of Israel a 'personal tragedy'"

    Jamie Stern-Weiner, "One Massacre Too Many"
     
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    BALONEY! But thanks for giving us something to laugh at while radical Islamists are killing themselves & us infidels all over the world today.



     
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    Israel's greatest mistake was to make peace offerings to Palestinians, build a security fence & concede land to them so they can remain in Israel. Face it folks, no Arab country, who know the Palestinians best, ever treated them like Israel does.
     
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    this may sound too american, but all i care about is the U.S.
     
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    Absolutamundo! I agree with you wholeheartedly. we need to clean our own back yard for a while. it's not like we don't have anything to do...
     
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    Do you laugh at the number of Muslims who've been murdered for money and market share by the heroic US military since 1991?

    Which country is the greatest purveyor of violence on this planet?
     
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    Actually yes, as much as I could appreciate a calamity like that. When you look back at their history over the past 3,000 years, the number of times they were taken from their own land and made slaves, their holy temples destroyed and their population scattered to every part of the world (even a population into India in 700 BC), and then the persecution and hostility they suffered as outcasts (burnings at the stake, ghettos where their people were locked up at night, not allowed to be on any street outside those ghettos, forbidden from riding a horse in a city street, forced to wear "badges" to be easily identified), the times their people were ejected again and again from countries which called themselves "civilized" (almost every country present or extinct) then I look at destruction of Israel, if it should occur, as a testament that the human race is violently self destructive, and I hope that will not be the case, for them and for all of us.
     
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    Israel's greatest mistake occurred in 1948 when one-third of Palestine's citizens imposed a Jewish state by force of arms on a majority of their fellow Palestinians. Face it, fools, Israel was created to buy western weapons largely paid for by US tax dollars.
     
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    Israel is swirling the same apartheid drain today that white South Africa was in the 1980s. Many of the same political forces in the US that labelled Nelson Mandala a "terrorist" then apply the same term to those resisting Israel's illegal occupation today.

    Here's one way it could change without violence (more or less)

    "If international civil society is serious about urgently ending Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights, including ending the occupation, then suspension of SWIFT transactions to and from Israeli banks offers an instrument to help bring about a peaceful resolution of an intractable conflict. With computerization, international banking technology has advanced dramatically in the subsequent 20 years since the South African anti-apartheid campaign.

    "Although access to New York banks remains essential for foreign exchange transactions because of the role of the dollar, interbank transfer instructions are conducted through the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), which is based in Belgium.

    "So, instead of New York — as in the period when sanctions were applied on South Africa– Belgium is now the pressure point.

    "SWIFT links 8,740 financial institutions in 209 countries. Without access to SWIFT and its interbank payment network, countries are unable either to pay for imports or to receive payment for exports. In short, no payment — no trade"

    Terry Crawford-Browne: To end the occupation, cripple Israeli banks | Israeli Occupation Archive
     
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    At the time Israel was created your theory had no applicability.

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