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JohnLocke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:16 PM
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Jews and Muslims in Israel Share Values, Zogby Poll Reveals
Jews and Muslims in Israel Share Values, University of Rochester/Zogby Poll Reveals
Wednesday, April 7, 2004
Zogby International

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A new global religion study by the University of Rochester and Zogby International of 11 different religious groups shows that people around the world hold many similar values, and are very similar in steps they would take to achieve their personal goals.
In Israel, Jews and Muslims consider being well educated (91%) of highest importance, followed by achieving economic security (89%), and spending time with family (87%). The least important personal goal of both religious groups was being active in politics, and they are divided overall on whether being actively religious is important or not.
University of Rochesters Dean William Scott Green noted: This study revealed a large number of interesting facts and trends, and we are still sorting them all out. Among Jews and Muslims in Israel, there are few differences in their values, and certainly nothing to suggest any basic incompatibility between the religious groups. <my emphasis>
When separated by religious belief, Israeli Muslims and Jews share their belief in the importance of most personal goals, yet differ on a few. Being well educated is the primary goal of Muslims, and the second most important of Jews, who rank the achievement of economic security as most important. Economic security ranks a close 4th among Muslims.
Muslims say spending time with family is of second highest importance to them in Israel, and Jews rank family time as third most important. Beliefs about travel are identical between the two religions, with travel within the country rated as fifth most important, and travel outside the country as seventh most important.
The fourth most important personal goal among Jews is learning a valuable skill, which ranks sixth among Israels Muslims.
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Six hundred (600) adults from Israels general population were interviewed nationwide by telephone. Of the sample, nine in ten (90%) were Israeli, and 10% were Palestinian. Interviews were conducted in Hebrew or Arabic, with calls made from January 11-16, 2003.
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Interesting and hope-inspiring.
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number6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:49 PM
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1. I'm sure they do....
unfortunately ...

the few extremists on both sides also share the same values
intolerance, acceptance of violence, bigotry, dehumanizing
the enemy..

good article

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JohnLocke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:29 PM
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3. Agreed (nt).
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ex_jew Donating Member (627 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:22 PM
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2. So if everyone's on the same page, why must it be a "Jewish" state ?
Simply because some fellows around 100 years ago made a spectacularly bad prediction ?
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JohnLocke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:30 PM
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4. Well, way to hijack the thread!
Good job! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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ex_jew Donating Member (627 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:40 PM
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5. Sorry - I'll be quiet if you like !
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 06:50 AM
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Muddleoftheroad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 07:01 AM
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7. Because we've seen what happens when there is no Jewish state
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durutti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 05:12 PM
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10. Interesting.
So where's the "Gypsy" state?
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Muddleoftheroad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-04 06:24 AM
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11. There isn't one
And your point is?

Yes, gypsies have been an abused minority. If the world wishes to give them a state, I'd be all for it.
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Aussie_Hillbilly Donating Member (244 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-12-04 08:45 PM
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12. If the world wishes to give them a state,
Edited on Mon Apr-12-04 08:47 PM by Aussie_Hillbilly
will you give up your land for it? Like the Palestinians were expected to in 1948?

You'll leave quietly, become a refugee in some other english-speaking country?

After all, "there are no Americans", there never were any Americans, only Anglophones living in America.

And if the Gypsies kill your children and herd you into a refugee camp, well, that's the price Americans must pay because the Germans killed Gypsies in the Holocaust.
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Aussie_Hillbilly Donating Member (244 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-12-04 08:45 PM
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13. dupe
Edited on Mon Apr-12-04 08:46 PM by Aussie_Hillbilly
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Gimel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 07:03 AM
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8. Convergence of values
this is interesting, that Israelis (Muslim and Jewish)share common priorities, but this leaves aside the question of tolerance for those of other religions and life style. It could be a way to emphasize common goals rather than differences.

I personally have noticed more Muslim families shopping in malls, but then again, maybe that's because I am shopping in malls more now.
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methinks2 Donating Member (894 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 03:57 PM
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9. We need more news like this,
we also need to spread this type of info ourselves, if we wait for CNN or the other entertainment outlets to decide this is important, we'll never hear the info. It is time for the real people in the world to stand up and take back their world. And fire their politicians who stand in the way of Peace and prosperity. Vote all of the corrupt basta*** out of offie like the spanish people did. And call the wingnuts on their ill-guided racism and fanaticism.

When you hear one of the idiots spouting some pro-war pro-violence crap. Tell them to knock it off. Or tell them to shut up and take their sh*t home. I work once a week with a man who is vehemently pro-Israeli. He calls all Arabs sand-niggers. And says they should all be killed because they are sub-human. I finally just told him Enough! of the hate talk. Just because you are jewish, it doesn't exempt you from the rules of polite society. I don't want to hear racist talk at any place I work! He is now very pleasant and I don't hear that cr*p anymore.
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