What Kind of State in Israel?

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    Two core questions that need to be answered: what kind of state is Israel and "who are the Palestinians that state is in conflict with?"

    The CounterPunch POV:

    "Israel was established to be a Jewish state. Its institutions have always been shaped and constrained so as to ensure the continued existence of a Jewish majority and character.

    "Passing a test of Jewishness entitles someone to Israeli citizenship regardless of where in the world she lives.

    "Furthermore, her citizenship comes with a bundle of political, social and economic rights which are preferential to that of citizens who do not qualify as Jewish.

    "This inbuilt discriminatory premise highlights the apartheid nature of the state. But apartheid is not an accidental feature of Israel. Its very creation involved immense injustice and suffering."

    Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names
     
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    Counterpunch = Yellow Journalism

    Yellow journalism | Define Yellow journalism at Dictionary.com
     
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    looks like georgieboy just got owned again
     
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    Your link:

    "yellow journalism

    "'sensational chauvinism in the media,' 1898, Amer.Eng. from newspaper agitation for war with Spain; originally 'publicity stunt use of colored ink' (1895) in ref. to the popular 'Yellow Kid'character (his clothes were yellow) in Richard Outcault's comic strip 'Shantytown' in the 'New York World.'"

    Please point out the "sensational chauvinism" in mine.
     
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    The 1st definition, skidmark. You don't get to pick and choose.



    World English Dictionary



    yellow journalism







    — n




    the type of journalism that relies on sensationalism and lurid exaggeration to attract readers







    [C19: perhaps shortened from the phrase Yellow Kid journalism, referring to the Yellow Kid, a cartoon (1895) in the New York World, a newspaper having a reputation for sensationalism]



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    Why Israel Desires to be Hated by Palestinians » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names
     
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    Point out any "sensationalism" or "lurid exaggeration" in my link.
    Do you agree with this:

    "Israel was established to be a Jewish state. Its institutions have always been shaped and constrained so as to ensure the continued existence of a Jewish majority and character."

    Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names
     
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    What kind of state is Israel? I have it on good authority that Israel is a Light unto the Nations.

    Light Unto the Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Simply this: Counterpunch is one-sided yellow journalism. An anti-Semitic web site. Show us just one article in it's history that favors Israel.
     
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    No its not
     

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