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Duppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-14-07 12:33 AM
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37. THANK YOU!
Edited on Wed Mar-14-07 12:40 AM by Duppers
I heartily agree that we are indeed in a constitutional crises, but that does not negate the fact that we must remain objective about all influences on our public policies.

We CANNOT characterized critics of Israeli policies as being antisemitic! That's pure rubbish and an attempt, imo, to quiet that discussion. To quote an email from a Jewish friend of mine from a few weeks ago:

Recently the Carter book and "Israel lobby" paper by Wall and Meerschaum have drawn attention to the issue of the influence of organized Jewish groups on policy coming out of Washington. The noise and the shrieks, that any critical comment about Israel is anti-semitic devalues real anti-semitism. That I am called an anti-semite by my relatives is absurd and idiotic.
Tony Judt was prevented from speaking two months ago about the Wall/Meerschaum piece. For me what is troubling is that it is one thing for a special interest group to disseminate their position, but it is altogether another for them to bully and intimidate so that other positions are stifled. The ADL put pressure on the venue and an hour before the lecture it was cancelled. The henchmen duo Elie Wiesel and Alan Dershowitz are carted out any time a signature Jew is needed. They crow about the holocaust and that ends any debate. I am troubled by it all, but I continue to voice my opinions.





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