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mogster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:39 AM
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Haaretz: Poll: 81% of U.S. Jews believe Arabs want to destroy Israel
By Shmuel Rosner, Haaretz Correspondent

WASHINGTON - Eighty-one percent of American Jews believe that the real goal of the Arabs is the destruction of Israel and not the return of occupied land, according to the annual survey of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) on various issues.

While 54 percent said they supported the establishment of a Palestinian state, only 38 percent said Israel and the Arabs could solve the conflict peacefully. Another 56 percent said they believed the conflict could not be resolved.

More:
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=7...
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Maybe this belongs in the I/P forum I don't know, I'll post here first - feel free to move, mods :hi:
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:04 AM
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1. Maybe because the Mid-East leaders all SAY they want ot destroy Israel
I kind of think they'd tend to take them at their word on that after a while.

Not to mention that the destruction of Israel is in the Hammas and Hezbolah charters.

What's amazing is that a significant number of people believe both that Arabs want to kill all of them, but also in a two-state solution-- with people they believe don't want to return the favor.

"You want to destroy me... but we want peace with you-- have some land."

Wow.

That takes guts.


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BoneDaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:28 AM
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2. Probably cause it is true
Kind of hard to dismiss it when the vast majority of rhetoric sounds like it.
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NaturalHigh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:51 AM
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3. I'd say they're right.
It's not like Arab leaders are calling for peaceful coexistence with Israel.
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stranger81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:46 PM
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4. pot, kettle, black
Sounds like an enormous case of projection to me.
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:00 PM
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5. So you think that Israel wants to control the ME?
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 05:45 AM
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10. you must not understand the concept of 'projection.'
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k_jerome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:00 PM
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6. whats wrong with the other 19%? nt.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:27 PM
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7. I want to get in on this one early!!!
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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:58 PM
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8. So 81% of American Jews believe Arabs deserve the
dignity of being taken at their word. There are enough Arabs who have said they want all the land returned to Muslims/Arabs (depending on their ideology); generalizing to "all Arabs" may be wrong, but there's a limit to how many stipulations and caveats you can work into a simple question.

But I guess that makes the other 19% racist, with an "Arab's simply can't be taken at their word, they always lie."

(Actually, I think the truth is in-between: Some say what they mean, some say what's needed to be respectable, whether "death to the Jews" or "can't we all be friends".)
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 01:00 AM
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9. Gee... why would *anyone* think...
...that a large number of Arabs want to destroy Israel. I can't imagine how anyone would come to that idea.

:sarcasm:
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