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Chrysippus_Maximus's Avatar Jump to comment 23 by Chrysippus_Maximus

Since I have no dog in that filthy religious and nationalistic war


It's not really a war. There is no state of Palestine to fight against. What conflict there is does contain religious elements, but the main issue is some vague notion of fairness in the original 1948 divisions, the occupation which occurred after '67, and the ensuing "settlements" which, yes, often involve ultra-orthodox Jews who have ulterior motivations for moving onto the land.

In any case, it would be wrong to accuse me of taking sides, I have not, I have simply argued that 'anti-Israeli' is an anti-Semitic position whether you think it is or not, because 'anti-Israeli' is ideological rather than directed at specific cases.

Fri, 19 Feb 2010 23:22:00 UTC | #442491