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  • Using those reading comprehension skills again I see? If you only knew the entertainment you have provided for so many people!
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    #3: You are not the first person to say that Jews have a persecution complex, and you won't be the last. You're in good company- the only links on this seem to be from neo-Nazi groups like the one below:

    http://www.jewishtribalreview.org/12cosmo.htm

     

    Ok, I think you're way out of line here.  Lisa didn't say Jews have a persecution complex, she said YOU did.  And then to link to a neo-Nazi group?  That's really, really below the belt.

    Well, that would be telling


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    image mm1569:

    #3: You are not the first person to say that Jews have a persecution complex, and you won't be the last. You're in good company- the only links on this seem to be from neo-Nazi groups like the one below:

    http://www.jewishtribalreview.org/12cosmo.htm

     

    Ok, I think you're way out of line here.  Lisa didn't say Jews have a persecution complex, she said YOU did.  And then to link to a neo-Nazi group?  That's really, really below the belt.

    Her entire post was below the belt. Obviously two wrongs don't make a right, but her claim- that I have a persecution complex- is based on nothing more than my opinions about why it is vital for Jews that Israel continue to exist. Nothing more, nothing less; and that claim is parroted by anti-Jewish groups, against Jews who make the same arguments.  Whether she meant to or not, she invoked their rhetoric and that I could not ignore.

     

  • In case it comes up, I've read this thread -- I haven't had a chance to read the others. But don't have time at the moment for a "Shoshie" response you've all come to know and love because I'm in the middle of a major house clean up.

    Although if sent a direct question, I will be happy to respond (last night of Chanukah and all I am feeling charitable).

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    In case it comes up, I've read this thread -- I haven't had a chance to read the others. But don't have time at the moment for a "Shoshie" response you've all come to know and love because I'm in the middle of a major house clean up.

    Although if sent a direct question, I will be happy to respond (last night of Chanukah and all I am feeling charitable).

    IMO, it's difficult to understand this thread without the context of the 4+ threads on the subject on P&CE.

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    IMO, it's difficult to understand this thread without the context of the 4+ threads on the subject on P&CE.

    I did read through two out of the four. While some of the names are new to the thread, the back and forth discussions are not new and have been going on as far back as E08.

    If you have every seen my posts on the matter, you'll find they are in agreement with you. 

    I have been there. I have done that. Just ask TTT about our back and forths.

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    image mm1569:

    IMO, it's difficult to understand this thread without the context of the 4+ threads on the subject on P&CE.

    I did read through two out of the four. While some of the names are new to the thread, the back and forth discussions are not new and have been going on as far back as E08.

    If you have every seen my posts on the matter, you'll find they are in agreement with you. 

    I have been there. I have done that. Just ask TTT about our back and forths.

    I know, I've read your posts (not sure if you remember me from E08) and I'm sure I've dittoed you more than a few times. What I didn't expect to hear today was the wave of "anti-Semitism" posts and responses they prompted.  Or the sweeping and ugly depictions of Israel that I have never heard lobbed against any other country, several of which are in the thread you responded to.

    I just....yeah. I guess there's no point?

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    So... no West Bank Story fans here?

    TTT's posts don't tell the whole story, but whose does?? She brings up important points that are often not expressed or discussed, and she's not doing so out of any bias against Jews or Israelites.? I know this because I've seen her posts over 16 months and she hasn't shown any hatred of any racial, ethnic, or religious group.? Also, my close friend who has worked in a Palestinian orphanage and is the most informed pro-Palestine voice I have consistent access to has a great deal of respect and admiration for the Jewish faith and Jewish people, but she thinks Israel is in the wrong.? Disagreeing with a government does not make one a bigot, or whatever it is you're accusing TTT of being.? And I think the tactic of calling anyone who ever criticizes Israel anti-Semetic only prolongs the conflict.? It is through digging for the truth that solutions are found.? And if we can't even do so on a friendly message board, how can we expect our government to?

    Thank you Marquis, I really appreciate this.?

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    And I've seen the trailer for West Bank Story but I've never seen the movie! Is it good? ?

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    So... no West Bank Story fans here?

    TTT's posts don't tell the whole story, but whose does? She brings up important points that are often not expressed or discussed, and she's not doing so out of any bias against Jews or Israelites. I know this because I've seen her posts over 16 months and she hasn't shown any hatred of any racial, ethnic, or religious group. Also, my close friend who has worked in a Palestinian orphanage and is the most informed pro-Palestine voice I have consistent access to has a great deal of respect and admiration for the Jewish faith and Jewish people, but she thinks Israel is in the wrong. Disagreeing with a government does not make one a bigot, or whatever it is you're accusing TTT of being. And I think the tactic of calling anyone who ever criticizes Israel anti-Semetic only prolongs the conflict. It is through digging for the truth that solutions are found. And if we can't even do so on a friendly message board, how can we expect our government to?

    Thank you Marquis, I really appreciate this.

     

    And I've seen the trailer for West Bank Story but I've never seen the movie! Is it good?

    omg, buy it!  It's only $1.99 on iTunes.  It's really cute, and I think makes an important point to remember right now.  These people, on both sides, at the end of the day are just people.  It's a comedy, and a 20-minute short film at that, so it's clearly not a deep exploration of the conflict, but how often have we seen this sort of back-and-forth?  It's like my favorite bumper sticker says, 'An eye for the eye leaves the whole world blind'.

    And from a producing standpoint, I must say I'm impressed with all of the artistic aspects as well. Well, I guess those would have to be good in order for it to win an Oscar....

  • #1 - Okay, point taken.

    #2 - We don't agree about your comment meant.  Based on the rest of what you wrote, I can understand why you would call it disgusting. 

    #3 - I completely did not mean that the way it came across and now I wish I hadn't used that phrase.  I was referring very narrowly to your views on how "the board" talks about Israel.  I thought you were seeing an overall anti-Israel stance when there was none.  I thought I was differentiating between the real persecution the Jews have suffered - which I would never, ever try to deny - and what you were perceiving from the board.

    In a discussion a few weeks ago about whether or not it's okay to use Holocaust "imagery" (for lack of a better word) for other purposes, I slammed people that thought it was okay.  I told people that they needed to get themselves down to the Memorial Museum to learn more about it.  There were far, far more people agreeing with me on that issue than that disagreed.  I think are many supporters here.

    I can tell that there is no separating Israel (and anything it does) from why it needed to be created, that the two are one and the same thing to you.  They aren't to me and I suspect others on this board.  I can completely understand Israel's right for existence while at the same time, understand the Palestine's rights, as well.  As I mentioned earlier, my family also had their homes taken from them and given to others.  That does leave me sympathetic to the Palestines but does not change my views at all on what happened to the Jews. 

     

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