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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:18 AM
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Auschwitz council of survivors appeals for peace in the Middle East

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/746158.html

Auschwitz council of survivors appeals for peace in the Middle East

Survivors of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz appealed Thursday for peace in the Middle East, saying the fighting creates hate and "threatens humanity."

The International Auschwitz Council, which includes Holocaust survivors, scholars and religious leaders, appealed to international leaders to launch peace initiatives, "insignificant though they may appear to be, with the view to overcome the hateful antagonisms while promoting dialogue and cooperation."

...

"The war in the Middle East kills people, destroys their homes, roads and bridges, as well as their hopes for normal life and development," the council said in a statement.

"It awakens despair and hate ... and threatens humanity."


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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:36 AM
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1. Sometimes it takes
respected older folk to put things truly into perspective by expressing things is such a simple way.
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Miss Chybil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:50 AM
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2. Amen. nt
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:53 AM
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3. K&R
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:10 PM
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4. Did you hear them? No more war. Stop NOW! nt
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daydreamer Donating Member (503 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:16 PM
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5. "Accross the border" where? It was INSIDE Lebanon.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:22 PM
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6. k&r for a really good group, really good call, really good statement
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plasticsundance Donating Member (786 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:25 PM
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7. They more than anything understand
plight and suffering. They should be heeded. I wonder if this news item would make it to the MSM in the US?
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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:26 PM
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8. Beautiful


Not so beautiful

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IntiRaymi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 10:52 PM
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28. He is gonna get swiftboated.
Just wait and see.
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Reckon Donating Member (729 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:21 PM
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9. Kick...nt
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:39 PM
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10. They have endured the unspeakable -- IS ANYONE LISTENING TO THEM?
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:25 PM
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11. K&R and tears streaming down my face. God bless them.
:grouphug:
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LeftistGorilla Donating Member (583 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:51 PM
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12. it's sad...
that this voice will be drowned out...
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Little Star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:00 PM
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13. K&R for these very wise souls. n/t
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Wonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:22 PM
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14. Hmm, a number of DUers who've been repeatedly shouting
"SUPPORT ISRAEL AS IT DEFENDS ITSELF BY BOMBING THE HELL OUT OF LEBANON OR YOU'RE ANTI-SEMITIC" are conspicuously absent from this thread, so here's another K & R in the hopes that they see it.

Peace.
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:31 PM
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15. they are busy starting threads on anti-semitism. nt
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 08:31 PM by jonnyblitz
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meti57b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 10:48 PM
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27. strawman
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 03:13 PM
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35. Um, how can that be a strawman?
See, a strawman argument entails setting up an argument that your opponent didn't make, then defeating that argument.

That didn't happen here.

I think the poster was just making a joke. Whatever it was, a strawman it was not.

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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 03:10 PM
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34. And maybe check out Silvia Tennenbaum's piece
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 03:47 PM
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36. A most powerful and moving piece!
and a must read by all DUers!
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thethinker Donating Member (403 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:23 PM
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16. These folks are wise
They have seen fools start wars before. They have seen the results of a World War first hand. Too bad people can't learn from their experience. They also probably love Israel more than most.
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unkachuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:23 PM
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17. thank you....
....International Auschwitz Council....you who have suffered, understand....
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:26 PM
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18. Strong and Beautiful!
And so our true heroes and leaders stand up for peace.
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:29 PM
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19. I'm sure this wonderful Isreali leader would agree


If he hadn't been murdered by a psycho rightwinger.
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:26 AM
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20. For people who experienced such....
atrocities and horror, it is amazing that they still hold humanity in its highest regard. What a wonderful post and it's nice to know that not everyone on this planet is insane.
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lastliberalintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 10:23 AM
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25. Yes, it's reminiscent of the line in Anne Frank's diary
It also reminds me of people who can forgive the murderers of their family members and fight the DAs who seek the death penalty. We could learn a lot from people like those in the Auschwitz council.
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mbperrin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 09:44 AM
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21. Well, nice to see someone cutting across all the "complications"!
Killing is bad. Stop it.
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 09:51 AM
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22. Just gonna kick this.....n/t
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pberq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 09:57 AM
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23. Kick & Nominated
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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 10:12 AM
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24. K&R. The carnage defenders aren't seeing it...or getting it.
And many thanks to the Coucil and its wisdom.
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kitkatrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 05:29 PM
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37. I think some of them don't want to see it.
It might get in their way. :(
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AntiFascist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 11:27 AM
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26. Not so insignificant considering...
Edited on Fri Aug-04-06 12:00 PM by AntiFascist
these were victims of the "final solution." Let's hope Hitler's ghost gets exorcised once and for all.
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 12:43 AM
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29. kicking for peace
I wish that I had seen this post in time to recommend.
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bonito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 12:52 AM
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30. Kick
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 01:25 AM
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31. K&R. n/t
PB
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 11:17 AM
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32. ~
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 02:51 PM
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33. Thanks for posting sabra
If anyone knows the evils of hate and war, it would be them.

Kicked and too late to recommend

:kick:
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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 05:47 PM
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38. kick. already recommended. nt
nt
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-07-06 01:02 PM
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39. More people need to see this!
:kick:
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