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Mon Apr 18, 2016, 03:07 PM

Haaretz: Bernie Sanders vs. the Out-of-touch American Jewish Establishment

Sanders' ... recognition of the injustice of the occupation, is a rebuke to those in the U.S. and Israel who believe Jews should only care about other Jews’ freedom and dignity. No wonder they’re trying to marginalize him.


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As Jews in the U.S., we are taught over and over about the history of our persecution. American Jews are applying the lessons we learned from that history — and the reality of our current situation — by supporting Bernie Sanders. 

The out-of-touch American Jewish establishment — and some of their funders on Wall Street — believe the lesson of the history of Jewish persecution is to join with the powerful to protect ourselves. Many Jews in America believe our safety lies in becoming a part of the American empire, white supremacy, or corporate capitalism. 

But as this generation comes of age in an economy wrecked by greed, a society alienated from each other by the gospel of individualism and the violent lies of racism, in an empire laid bare by the foolishness of conquest, we are looking for truth-tellers who defy the corrupt political and economic establishment. Bernie Sanders resonates with this generation of American Jews because he speaks with a prophetic voice that is at the heart of our tradition. 


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Reply Haaretz: Bernie Sanders vs. the Out-of-touch American Jewish Establishment (Original post)
snagglepuss Apr 2016 OP
lagomorph777 Apr 2016 #1
JI7 Apr 2016 #2
Behind the Aegis Apr 2016 #4
JI7 Apr 2016 #5
Behind the Aegis Apr 2016 #6
nadinbrzezinski Apr 2016 #7
Uncle Joe Apr 2016 #3
Jeffersons Ghost Apr 2016 #8
felix_numinous Apr 2016 #9
jillan Apr 2016 #10
OilemFirchen Apr 2016 #11
Bohemianwriter Apr 2016 #12

Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 03:09 PM

1. It's enlightened self-interest to promote justice

Whether in the USA or Israel, justice is the only path to peace and safety.

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 03:11 PM

2. I'm guessing most jewish people are not voting based on israel

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Response to JI7 (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 03:11 PM

4. Shhh...he's on a roll.

(You are correct though.)

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 03:15 PM

5. many want to make this into something it's not

Either Sanders is not jewish enough or he is"one of the good ones" unlike most others.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 03:16 PM

6. You have summed it up ever so nicely.

It is so damn obvious, but they don't care.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 03:17 PM

7. What but...

 

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 03:11 PM

3. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, snagglepuss.

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 03:31 PM

8. K&R

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 03:55 PM

9. K&R

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 04:00 PM

10. There are deep divisions in Judaism. Haaretz represents the liberal Jewish population.

Which aligns with the majority of American Jews, myself included.

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 05:05 PM

11. By and large,

the American Jewish community, specifically Reform, agnositc and atheistic Jews, do not support Israel's imperialistic tendencies. They also, by and large, don't support Senator Sanders.

The author is a hack.

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 05:21 PM

12. Americans supporting illegal settlements...

 

Bombing Gaza....And Apartheid no matter who they are supports crimes against humanity....

Apparently, American "centrists" and RWers don't give a damn about the Palestinians and think Israel is above the law, playing the victim card on behalf of a country and community that does seem hellbant to destroy Palestine once and for all and at all costs, blaming the victims for their own annihilation.

I don't see the problem here. AIPAC, and other extremists in NYC wants to racially profile Muslims and think that beating up Muslims and killing Palestinians indiscriminately is perfectly fine...

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