this outpouring of citizen dissatisfaction had Bush bombed Iran's nuclear research sites? No? That's because had that happened, this outpouring would never have happened.
we need to butt out and give the current government no plausible way to blame 'the west' for these demonstrations. But, we as citizens need to applaud the courage of Iranians to speak freely and demand democracy.
I know several Palestinians and none of them wish to destroy my way of life. But that's not your point, you think the proof of patronage is what? Are not permanent bases enough? Isn't testing our weapons systems in real wars enough? And as far as I can tell they did go along with Bush. Seems to me our foreign policy has been in lock-step with Israel for quite some time, with the recent and sole exception Israel's management of what's always been called the Palestinian problem. For the first time we have a president who is even handed and who isn't sure our best ally in the middle east will always be Israel.
weird comment. The Palestinians want the international peacekeepers and they want negotiations. It's easy to accept you're a winner, and not easy to admit you've been the loser. It's true that the Palestinians have always lost and haven't had leaders who understood that and cut a deal, but then there never was a deal offered, so who's to say they're worse off now than they might have been.
you didn't? We've been financing their governments for over forty years, and we have the permanent bases to prove it. The Arabs call Israel the 51st state. The US has been Israel's patron and protector for while now, where have you been?
that was it? That's a so-called analogy to nazis? I didn't get it. Oh how many ways to avoid talking about what happened. I don't think the citizens should have taken the law into their own hands and killed that murderer, but then I can understand the response, it's kind of human for those who don't trust the law. And charging them seems to validate their mistrust. It seems just stupid to me to charge a bunch of people with murdering a murderer at the scene of his crime when there are so many instances of so-called legal murder against innocents against palestinians. This can't be a smart move for Israeli justice. It's probably yet another case of no leadership, no thinking things through. Some nobody who has power writing history.
So, how about it? Defend this move or repudiate it, skip dissing mainstreet and say what you think about these charges?
A very interesting paper called AIPAC Wall Beginning to Crack. Seems those of us who support the state of Israel, just not their policies in the occupied territories, are far from alone. Our numbers are growing and we're providing a counterweight to the support whatever their right-wing governments feel like doing group that has shut out rational debate for too long.
Not so long ago anyone who dared to critique Israeli government decisions was considered anti-Jewish, which was funny cause so many of us are Jewish. Used to be very frustrating since it's always been okay to diss our own right-wing weirdoes.
Let's pat each other on the back for chiming in before it was 'safe' and engaging in rational discourse with each other.
There are many ways to support the state of Israel, the most effective to my mind being speaking freely about policies.