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Mazdak Donating Member (14 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 11:39 AM
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5. Sad to hear this...
I'm not Jewish but I have family members who are. My step-sister's cousin married a Jewish woman, converted to Judaism, and they made aliyah a few years back. Last year we went to visit them in Jerusalem.

I found the Jewish people to be kind, thoughtful, tolerant, and my experience with them was wonderful. We would be invited over to eat at restaurants by random strangers, and the Israelis were accommodating to us, with one restaurateur even going out of the way to prepare a BLT made from real bacon for us. While I was there, there were constant rocket attacks on us. Each explosion was a reminder of the hatred that the Israelis must endure day in and day out. Each broken window, an echo of that awful night of Kristallnacht decades ago. Each rock thrown by a Palestinian was a reminder of the humiliation of Auschwitz.

Israel is a democracy which I have no problem supporting. It is a wonderful nation which is comprised of tolerant people whom I cannot bear to see suffer any more than they already have.
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