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    • David Teich
    • 27.05.07 | 08:23 (IDT)

    They don't begin to address the fact that the only reason they "support" Israel is the believe all we Jews need to come back here so Jesus can come back and send us to hell. Sounds like a condition to me. More importantly, the fundamentalists tend to believe Jews must be in all of "biblical" Israel. That means they strongly support the settlers and don't want any withdrawal. Of course, doing so ignores two critical things: 1) The Torah has a Jewish king giving away land to another king to pay off a debt. 2) "biblical" Israel also was on the east side of the Jordan and the southern part of Lebanon. That they ignore both while claiming a literal interpretation of the text is a sign of their ignorance. Worse, what happens to their support when a 2nd Pal State is created? Nobody knows just how fickle their support is, so we shouldn't rely upon it.

    from the article: A toxic legacy
    First published 00:00 25.05.07 | Last updated 00:00 25.05.07
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