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  •  Good to see more Jewish people opening their eyes (0+ / 0-)

    I hope your wife is now OK and hasn't suffered too much.

    I don't know if you're familiar with Miko Peled (Has a book called The General's Son), but your story reminded me of him. He has a great presentation he's given across the U.S., many of which are available on YouTube. Like you, it took tragedy to escape complacency and start questioning Zionism. For those not that familiar with this conflict, the videos are very informative and enlightening about Jewish-Israeli persecution of Palestinians.

    A couple of other Israeli gentlemen I greatly admire is Professor Schlomo Sands, whose lectures are also available on YouTube, and Ilan Pappe, one of the "new" historians, author of numerous books and with lectures/interviews available also on YouTube. Some American Jews I greatly admire in this battle for justice for the Palestinian people are Norman Finkelstein, Anna Baltzar, and Noam Chomsky.

    I've spoken out for over 30 years, and as a non-Jew, the worst I've faced is empty charges of anti-Semitism, which ironically has become almost a badge of honor. But I understand that the price for Jews speaking out against Israel can be greater, so that and your willingness not to be victimized inspires and garners my respect.

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