Our three Top candidates all back Israel – is this an American value?

 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4jfmf_gazamassacrefeb2008_news

Since it looks like McCain and Obama may be our two choices, write to Obama at http://my.barackobama.com/page/s/mypolicy.

The intro to this feedback page says the following:

The best, most comprehensive plan for change in our country will include your ideas and your feedback. America needs a president with a mandate from the people, and everyone deserves a voice in shaping our next president’s agenda.

Take a moment to share your ideas. Over the coming months the best ideas will be featured and incorporated into the campaign’s policy proposals. Be as broad or specific as you want.

He’s asking for our input. I suggest we give it to him, and the more people who write, the more likely they are to listen. After all, it’s our money they will be spending. Since we don’t have a box on our taxes that allows us to designate where our money goes, let’s take him at his word, or rather – call his bluff.

It’s time the country reflected the values of ordinary Americans. Though I think Hamas is making a mistake, or in our terms, a huge public relations blunder, by using better rockets and injuring more people, I also understand the need to let Israel know they’re “mad as hell and they’re not going to take it anymore.”

It’s like the Hatfield’s and McCoys if Hamas continues to return fire. It will never end and at this point, Israel has the upper hand in the public perception arena since the American government managed to characterize the entire Muslim world as terrorists, which is the main reason Hamas should slow down on the rocket fire.

It’s hard to gain sympathy from the international community, when you are killing innocent people too.

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2 Responses

  1. The Jerusalem Post, however, published the following opinion piece on it’s website which sems to contradict what the British newspaper says.
    ” Holocaust education and Holocaust remembrance is used in many countries as a conduit for fighting anti-Semitism. My experiences during a two-year post as the Walter Benjamin Chair of German Jewish Cultural History at Humboldt University in Berlin, and many years studying and living in Europe, inform my conclusion that Jewish organizations need to find ways of expressing the dangers of anti-Semitism that will afford a more erudite view of the Jewish people, its history and distinction.

    BY FOCUSING on anti-Semitism itself, with the Shoah as its most extreme consequence, we are limiting our ability to fight it. This is not to say that current efforts to address Jew-hatred and the Holocaust directly should be deemphasized. However, our aims need to be expanded to include ways of creating positive connections with the Jewish people based on shared history and culture, while at the same time demystifying the Jew by celebrating Jewish contributions to society, Jewish traditions, and even Jewish beliefs.

    Here’s the link: http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/jpost/access/1434975341.html?dids=1434975341:1434975341&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&date=Feb+24%2C+2008&author=SONAT+BIRNECKER+HART&pub=Jerusalem+Post&edition=&startpage=13&desc=For+Europeans%2C+demystify+the+Jewish+narrative

  2. I think the main problem is not non-Jews not understanding
    the Jewish people, but is Zionists being seen as the Jewish people and representative of their religion.

    Zionism is a movement not a people or a religion. Jews are a religious group and have many factions as do Christians.

    Not all Jews agree with what is going on in Israel itself, let alone in Israel/Gaza.

    If you truly want to stop anti-Semitism, Jews must refer to Zionists as Zionists and not as Israelis or Jews.

    If they, themselves, drew the distinction, there would be no anti-Semitism, there would be anti-Zionism which is a much smaller problem.

    People in the Middle East never refer to the Israeli leadership that oppresses Gaza as Jews – always Zionists. A genome study showed that the European Jews (Rothschilds, etc) don’t have a drop of Semite blood in them and were probably converts, after the diaspora. So it’s really a straw man argument all the way around.

    Sorry I couldn’t read the piece it was archived.

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