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  •  The Palestinian people today are (6+ / 0-)

    weak and surrounded by a powerful Jewish state that basically has them subjugated. Palestinian terrorists can and do kill handfulls of Jews. But for us to claim today that Israel's policies toward the Palestinians is driven by some fear of Palestinian genocide of the Jews is just laughable. Jews in Europe were disperse and vulnerable. Israel today is the one with the military might and the power. And they are the ones building settlements in Palestinian territory.

    So to use the holocaust (and pograms of the past) as justification for what amounts to Jewish aggression is really, truly, laughable. Nobody - nobody - seriously believes that the Palestinians represent an existential threat to the Jews or to Israel.

    •  Except the Palestinians. n/t (1+ / 0-)
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      People wish to be settled, only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them. - Emerson

      by CarbonFiberBoy on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 02:28:48 PM PST

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    •  "to claim today that Israel's policies toward the (3+ / 0-)
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      Palestinians is driven by some fear of Palestinian genocide of the Jews is just laughable.
      Agreed.

      It's an ugly pretext & I'm just as disgusted by Israel military as I am at the bad cops who kill with impunity and then claim they were threatened by their victims.

      I'm angry at USA government complicity in helping Israeli military keep doing this.

      The boss needs you, you don't need him. -- France general strike, May 1968

      by stargaze on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 02:30:25 PM PST

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