posted on Aug, 30 2004 @ 02:36 PM
OK. First off, let me use the usual disclaimer when talking about Israel. I am not an anti-semite, yadda yadda yadda. (Actually, I think Judaism is a
beautiful religion and have very deep respect for the Jews as a people, in their ability to keep their traditions alive throughout the years.)
But I have a question about American Jews, or more specifically, American Jewish Organisations. Why, at all their public events (one example being the
recent Jewish Republicans Association- i think that's the name- welcoming event here in New York) do they fly the Israeli flag along with the US
flag? These are not official Israeli diplomatic events... so, isn't it odd that they're flying the Israeli flag?
What if, in this case, you were a Jew who didn't care for Israel but still supported the republican party? It seems odd to fly another nations flag
at a *non-diplomatic* US event.
I guess the obvious answer is that Jews as a lobbying group are very heavily tied up with Israel. But does it make it right? I mean, they're the
Jewish Republicans Association, not the Israeli-Republicans Association...
[edit on 30-8-2004 by koji_K]