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View Diary: Why I'm Rejecting Rabbi Yoffie's Call for Progressive Jews to Support Israel's Bombing of Gaza (328 comments)

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  •  Most of us support (1+ / 0-)
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    Spit

    The Israeli Labor Party or new Yesh Atid party. Meretz (a party I used to support - I know support Labor) is well meaning but is a tiny part of the Israeli - Jewish Political spectrum and in the latest poll of Israeli will either only barely increase it's standing OR will stay the same.

    "'Touch it dude' - President Barack Obama"

    by volleyboy1 on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 03:01:25 PM PST

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    •  Not about supporting parties (3+ / 0-)
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      as it is supporting principles

      •  Well sure... and much of the principles that those (0+ / 0-)

        parties represent. I stopped supporting Meretz because I don't agree with a fair amount of what they say in the context of the conflict at this point. I think they are well meaning and I would never say that they are against the Jewish people (as some of the Lunatic Fringe would), but, I just can't support them.

        When you talk about "progressive" principles it is important to understand that this is a subjective term and what you might think is progressive is NOT what I would say is progressive.

        "'Touch it dude' - President Barack Obama"

        by volleyboy1 on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 03:23:39 PM PST

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      •  I think you're on the wrong blog (1+ / 0-)
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        AoT

        with that kind of attitude. ;-)))))

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