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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-14-07 04:12 AM
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39. Yes. It's possible to criticize Israel without being anti-semitic
Recent Israeli governments have done a lot of very bad things, and I criticize them continually.

BUT it is not possible IMO to accuse Israel of 'controlling' America, and to blame it for everything wrong that America does, without arousing the suspicion of anti-semitism, or at least xenophobia. (Blaming them for allowing themselves to be *used* by the American right is, of course, another matter.)

One question: If there were no oil in the Gulf, do you seriously think that Bush would have gone into Iraq, and now be considering going into Iran, Israel or no Israel, AIPAC or no AIPAC?

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