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I owe Donating Member (70 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-11 12:22 PM
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Israel Upset About Obama Speech
 
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At the 1:46 mark, it is explained that---under Obama's proposal---Israel would keep their settlement blocs inside the West Bank. In return, the Israelis would give up six-to-seven PERCENT of what is now in Israel proper. And they're complaining about it!

If the Israelis want to cry us a river over this, fine. But they should be shedding those tears without our fucking tax dollars!
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-11 12:27 PM
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1. Manufactured poutrage... But, increasingly Americans ARE
upset about Israel's policies and government. Those exploiting Israel in this country for their own political gain are becoming increasingly obvious... This is a dangerous game, IMO.
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I owe Donating Member (70 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-11 12:31 PM
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3. Very dangerous
Last week I was talking to and old friend who lives in St Louis. He told me swastikas had recently been spraypainted on the outside of the synagogue he attends.
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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-11 01:43 PM
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8. That shit will worsen if we dafault because of GOP debt ceiling bullshit
Can you say, "Weimar America?"
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stockholmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-11 02:15 PM
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9. it is because of the systemic controller's false insistence that Zionism is inseparable from Judaism
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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-11 02:46 PM
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12. What's wrong with Zionism?
I'm not a Jew, but, from what I understand, Zionism is merely the belief that there should be a Jewish State in Palestine, which I've no problem with whatsoever. I just think there should be a (contiguous) Palestinian State as well.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-11 01:35 AM
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-11 04:38 AM
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20. Nonsense. Zionism just means support for a Jewish state. It says nothing about the borders.
There are plenty of Zionists who oppose the Occupation, for example.

And yes, it's true that there are some ultra-Orthodox Jews who think that Israel shouldn't have been created before the coming of the Messiah; but they are a minority group among even Orthodox Jews, somewhat equivalent to the sort of Christians who recently prophesied the end of the world.
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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-11 11:24 AM
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22. Okay: Where would YOU locate the State of Israel ?
Scandinavia? Southeast Asia? Just up the road from Des Moines? Where???
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-11 11:49 AM
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23. Within the 67 borders (or approximation to that). The current OTs should become an independent state
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PotatoChip Donating Member (481 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-11 03:07 PM
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13. +1
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-11 04:35 AM
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19. Who is the 'systemic controller'? Sounds like either a computer part or a new name for God.
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AndiMer Donating Member (164 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 04:50 PM
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25. I think that may have been
referring to Israel. Not sure, but I think it was a shot.
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dennis4868 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-11 12:30 PM
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2. I am a jew and pro Israel and even I am.....
getting sick and tired of Israel running US foreign policy....
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AllTooEasy Donating Member (540 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-11 12:44 PM
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4. I embrace Israel, but their Right Wingers can go to hell
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dennis4868 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-11 12:47 PM
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5. I just don't get it....
Why in this country is Israel always right and the PLO is always wrong and eveil....Can Israel ever do wrong according to Congress and FOX News? Obama did not say anything new yesterday about the 1967 borders....that has even been Israel's position.....so why all this hyper speculation about what Obama meant? Metanyahu totally disreepcted the president yesterday telling him in a statement that he "expects" Obama to clarify his position on the 67 borders. Fuck you Netanyahu!
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-11 02:26 PM
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11. Israel runs US foreign policy?
:eyes:

Don't swallow the lies.
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dennis4868 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-11 03:19 PM
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14. If they did not run US foreign policy....
then the remarks by Obama about 1967 borders would not have been a big deal.....OF COURSE ISRAEL RUNS OUR FOREIGN POLICY....no question about it....
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-11 04:07 PM
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15. How sad for you and a VERY poor use of logic.
The US Government RUNS American foreign policy. PERIOD.
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ej510 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-11 01:39 PM
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24. There are plenty of Jews who are upset with the Israeli government and I am relatd to some of them.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-11 12:58 PM
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6. Cry all they want. But the settlement blocs in the West Bank should be destroyed.
No "trade" of land will be fair -- water rights and much more will be inequitably allocated in such a "trade."
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-11 01:09 PM
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7. Rightwing Jews are upset, the middle and left-leaning Jews lauded Pres O's speech.
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wxgeek7 Donating Member (189 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-11 02:19 PM
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10. wouldn't things change for the better between Israel/Palest?
That former ambassador dude acts like, after going to the '67 borders, Israel will still need to defend itself like it's doing today. But wouldn't relations between Israel and Palestine be much better if this does happen? Not once did he acknowledge that.
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SoDesuKa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-11 05:51 PM
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16. Time For Israel to Reconsider This John Wayne Thing
The John Wayne thing sells very well to the Israelis, but Americans find it off-putting. What does violence beget except more violence? And they're doing it with our money!

It's time for Israel to show they can be sensible and reasonable. It's past time for them to show some good faith. Americans don't want to hear this bully talk anymore.
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AndiMer Donating Member (164 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-11 11:16 PM
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17. I'm just sick of the whole damn issue!
It NEVER GOES AWAY!
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DCofVA Donating Member (554 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-11 09:02 AM
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21. President Obama should tell them, beggars can't be choosers
Edited on Sat May-21-11 09:03 AM by DCofVA
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