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Originally posted by coolieno99
Usually when Jews arrived in an host country, they will usually rise to the top of its society, and hold important and influential positions in government, businesses, and academia in due time.
It's this extreme fear of the lost of control of one's country, that slowly transform itself into hatred.
I think that Israel would stop playing the anti-semitic card if people stopped being anti-semitic.
that Religion is at fault because if it didn't exist, Palestinians and Israelis would be fine side by side.
I also think that some people feel guilty about the Holocaust and take it out on Israel.
I think maybe some people expect Israel's government to act perfect and not make the same mistakes as other countries do all the time?
I think people hold on to this false Zionism/Jew-power thing so that they have someone to hate, all the time, no matter what. Since it's not okay to hate blacks anymore and all.
I think that most of the people here have no connection to the country and have no right to say things that they say, they've never been there, and they're probably not very educated on the history of Israel or Judaism at all. It's best to ignore them.
You are somewhat right there, regular JEWS would not use that card, but I think the Israeli government still would. They thrive on aid from the US and Germany, and donations from Jews worldwide, so without pity they would cease to exist. It is a necessity to their survival.
No, just to act civilised, they are one of the most modern countries in the world and treat their subjects like #, with checkpoints and illegal settlements and harrassment from settlers... and the government generally turns a blind eye. Luckily Obama is pressuring them to stop this
I think what you are mixing up is political zionism vs religious zionism. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be nearer to god (religious). But political involves exploiting these same moves to further your power grab. When they want land to expand their empire they say 'god gave us the land' as an excuse.
Israels government is just as terrorist in my opinion as HAMAS is.
Israel balks at UN hearings in Israel.
The UN requested permission to hold hearings in southern Israel for victims of Palestinian rocket fire, but the Israeli government refused to host the team – or even allow it to travel through Israel into Gaza or the West Bank.
Originally posted by December_Rain
How Israel's naval blockade denies Gazans food, aid
Originally posted by mattpryor
I haven't seen one instance of the Israeli government using the anti-Semitism "card" as you describe it to win an argument or silence debate.
As for thriving on other nations' goodwill (in the form of financial support), I haven't seen any evidence for this either. Israel is a country of 13 million people I believe, who pay taxes to their government the same as you or I do. If would help your argument here if you can support it with facts and figures.
Israel usually posts sizable trade deficits, which are covered by large transfer payments from abroad and by foreign loans. Roughly half of the government's external debt is owed to the US, its major source of economic and military aid.
What about the years and years of Arab violence against Jews? Neither side of these skirmishes are collectively victims or aggressors.
As for "harassment from settlers", do you think this only happens on one side?
I find it interesting that you describe Israel and Zionism as the expansion of "an empire".
did you know that not so long ago universities in the States had a "Jew quota", which limited the number of Jews that were allowed to attend each university?
In my view Israel does everything it can to minimize damage to civilian property and lives, probably more so than any other country on Earth.
Not a week goes by where we don't hear about X civilians being killed by American drones in southern Pakistan. This week is was 50 odd, and three terrorists were killed as a result. People seem to think this is acceptable.