Originally posted by die_another_day
You see, I like Israelis, but I don't like Israel. (I hate to be the one to say something that way)
I don't like the Israel because it's backed by the U.S. for bad reasons.
I wish there was a hug smilie You like the Jewish people! I love them. I love the Palestinians too. I love the innocent children on both sides of this conflict.
I feel very apethetic to *most* anyone in a position of leadership no matter where.
To the OP: I agree it is a shame that the term anti semetic is thrown around the moment someone has an opposing view to Israel or even the Jewish people.
I personally would opt for having the labels of hate thrown out altogether and having Jewish blood (though watered down, but still where my pride rests now) anti-semite would be the first one I'd want to throw out.
The opposing views are great for helping each other come to a greater level of understanding one another so long as the brains in our heads are on and worth the space they are occupying.
The spewing of hatred really is becoming redundant and being an optimist generally, I am now starting to wonder if there is anybody "home" left on this planet.
[edit on 5-1-2009 by justamomma]