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Colorado Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 08:02 PM
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40. I'm curious.
1. What is this job that you have, where you meet so many Jews? Do you work at the Jewish Community Center, or what?

2. How do you know they are Jews? Do they have Stars of David on their arms?

3. How do they happen to be talking to you about Arabs? Are you somehow attempting to solicit a negative response?

4. I don't think anybody "smirks" about "Palestine", or thinks there's anything funny whatsoever about this situation. I do think you should maybe understand that the Palestinians refuse to recognize Israel and the Palestinian Covenant expressly vows to destroy her and her people.

Perhaps that is why people feel uncomfortable when you talk about "Palestine". It is sort of a painful topic for the reason I have just mentioned, and of course the five wars and countless acts of terrorism, since the early part of the 20th century.

Furthermore, "Palestine" is a Roman word, a word meaning "Philistine", who were also enemies of the Jewish people. After the Romans evicted us from our homeland, they called Judea "Palestine" in an attempt to wipe our history, along with us, right off the damn map.

There is, therefore, a LITTLE bit of sensitivity on this topic.

Maybe you should try mentioning "Israel", with respect. It might improve your social relationships. You might even make some wonderful friends.

5. If you are uncomfortable with "these people" maybe you should get another job?

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  -Jewish groups support Bolton as UN diplomat not systems  May-15-05 05:12 PM   #0 
  - Correction: Rightwing Jewish organizations are supporting Bolton  IndianaGreen   May-15-05 05:14 PM   #1 
  - Neocons ardently support Israel  LdyGuique   May-15-05 05:17 PM   #4 
  - And you can be sure..  NeoConsSuck   May-15-05 06:52 PM   #22 
  - Agreed but that was the published title. n/t  not systems   May-15-05 05:26 PM   #5 
  - Good point.  necso   May-15-05 05:32 PM   #6 
  - And he's pro-Bush, pro-Sharon, and pro-Berlusconi. n/t  Darranar   May-15-05 06:33 PM   #16 
  - We should be careful to separate these people from other Jewish folks  Rockerdem   May-15-05 07:24 PM   #29 
  - Phucking idiots  buff2   May-15-05 05:15 PM   #2 
  - Makes sense...  killbotfactory   May-15-05 05:16 PM   #3 
  - The "crimes" of Israel are just about all the UN DOES pay attention to.  Jim Sagle   May-15-05 06:29 PM   #13 
     - Universe does not revolve around Israel.  Decay   May-15-05 06:32 PM   #15 
     - Tell it to the UN.  Jim Sagle   May-15-05 06:46 PM   #20 
     - I guess they don't find state-sanctioned stealing of land  killbotfactory   May-15-05 07:23 PM   #28 
        - I guess they're more fixated on the Jooooos than we are.  Jim Sagle   May-15-05 07:26 PM   #30 
           - Well, it's not like the Israel/Palestinian issue creates unwanted tension  killbotfactory   May-15-05 07:38 PM   #34 
              - Here's what I'm trying to convey: The I/P problem doesn't amount to a  Jim Sagle   May-15-05 07:45 PM   #38 
                 - There has been 1600 security council resolutions  killbotfactory   May-15-05 08:14 PM   #44 
  - Of course.  Decay   May-15-05 05:34 PM   #7 
  - So AIPAC and ADL support that thug Bolton?  entanglement   May-15-05 05:41 PM   #8 
  - Bolton........................  Copperred   May-15-05 05:44 PM   #9 
  - Ah yes, Online Journal...  yibbehobba   May-15-05 06:32 PM   #14 
     - If I give you the links to the FOX NEWS report on Israeli Spies  notadmblnd   May-15-05 07:33 PM   #32 
  - He was a force behind "Zionism is not racism"  chookie   May-15-05 06:02 PM   #10 
  - That is racism, but is not Zionism. n/t  Darranar   May-15-05 06:34 PM   #17 
  - I think...  Decay   May-15-05 06:39 PM   #18 
     - Nonsense. Have you met any Zionists?  Darranar   May-15-05 06:43 PM   #19 
        - Know many as well.  Decay   May-15-05 06:49 PM   #21 
           - Maybe you're talking to a different group, then...  Darranar   May-15-05 06:57 PM   #23 
              - Palestine?  Decay   May-15-05 07:03 PM   #24 
                 - I'm curious.  Colorado Blue   May-15-05 08:02 PM   #40 
                    - And before Israel, it was Canaan  killbotfactory   May-15-05 08:10 PM   #43 
  - Zionism has nothing to do with racism. It has to do with the  Colorado Blue   May-15-05 07:39 PM   #35 
  - And furthermore: although Zionism isn't racism, comments  Colorado Blue   May-15-05 07:42 PM   #36 
  - 72 or more resolutions have been passed by the UN against Israel  Jacobin   May-15-05 06:02 PM   #11 
  - Who does the UN think they are?!  Decay   May-15-05 06:12 PM   #12 
  - Actually that's not quite true.  ray of light   May-15-05 07:31 PM   #31 
  - bullies support bullies  sweetheart   May-15-05 07:15 PM   #25 
  - I've given money to ADL  mainer   May-15-05 07:18 PM   #26 
  - Well, contact them  NeoConsSuck   May-15-05 07:21 PM   #27 
  - You might want to find out if the story is correct. eom  struggle4progress   May-15-05 08:39 PM   #46 
  - Why are you using an article from a Jewish paper to start  Colorado Blue   May-15-05 07:33 PM   #33 
  - Why have you failed to see the distinction being made in this thread....  Media_Lies_Daily   May-15-05 07:44 PM   #37 
  - I see the distinction. I also see plenty of attacks on Jewish  Colorado Blue   May-15-05 08:04 PM   #41 
     - Foxman deserves to be criticized, and criticized harshly. n/t  Darranar   May-15-05 08:40 PM   #47 
        - OK, FINE. That is ONE PERSON. Not an entire nation or  Colorado Blue   May-15-05 08:49 PM   #49 
  - Well...  not systems   May-15-05 07:49 PM   #39 
     - I think, owing to your frequent commentaries in I/P, you don't  Colorado Blue   May-15-05 08:06 PM   #42 
        - I personally would be unhappy if a organization that ...  not systems   May-15-05 08:47 PM   #48 
  - Is there any independent confirmation of these claims?  struggle4progress   May-15-05 08:30 PM   #45 
  - locking  maddezmom   May-15-05 08:53 PM   #50 

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