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Originally posted by worldwatcher
about this israel thing...i've been reading quite a few articles in which American Jews are against support of Israel and zionism. The orthodox jews are totally against zionism and most jews seem to want to separate themselves from the Israeli jews.
now i don't know if this is the majority opinion of the American jews..any additional info would be helpful...i just found it curious to find so many American Jews condemning Sharon and the idea of zionism.
Oh gee, I thought it was all about OIL!!! I wish these people would make up their minds.
Originally posted by Loki
Who ever swallows this story deserves to be slapped.
TO DEFEND ISRAEL?
Look, the only reason that the Palestinians are still there is because Israel doesn't want to nuke themselves. If they so decided, Israel could turn iraq into one big mirror.
Israel needed to be defended from iraq about as much as I need to be defended from sadistic mushroom people that are after my brain
Iraq under Saddam Hussein did not pose a threat to the United States, but it did to Israel,...
...Philip Zelikow, who is now the executive director of the body set up to investigate the terrorist attacks on the US in September 2001 - the 9/11 commission - in which he suggests a prime motive for the invasion just over one year ago was to eliminate a threat to Israel, a staunch US ally in the Middle East.
"And this is the threat that dare not speak its name, because the Europeans don't care deeply about that threat, I will tell you frankly. And the American government doesn't want to lean too hard on it rhetorically, because it is not a popular sell," said Zelikow.
...is currently fighting an extensive campaign to ward off accusations that it derailed the "war on terrorism" it launched after September 11 by taking a detour to Iraq,
Israel is Washington's biggest ally in the Middle East, receiving annual direct aid of US$3-4 billion.
Even though members of the 16-person PFIAB come from outside government, they enjoy the confidence of the president and have access to all information related to foreign intelligence that they need to play their vital advisory role.