#58 Moshe and norms for voting - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Solovey Razboynik
    • 29.03.10 | 09:17 (IDT)

    Moshe, there are no fixed norms for voting. There is, however, common sense. There is a duty to one's country. Did the Japanese-Americans vote for a US government that would not go to war against Japan, their motherland? Did the German-Americans insist that the US not attack Germany during WWII? If the conduct of Israel is detrimental to the US foreign policy in the Middle East, as General Petraeus and Hillary Clinton and former Secretary of State Baker have pointed out, the Jewish-American voters should stick by the US's decision to stop Israel from further illegal settlement building which is a crime against the natives and is enflaming the hostility of Israel's neighbors. Moreover, the separation of church and state should be respected. The US cannot agree that Judaism is right in claiming all the land of Palestine and that all the Arabs must leave. Not everyone believes in the Jewish tales of the Bronze Age.

    from the article: What awaits Netanyahu on his next trip to Washington?
    First published 17:31 27.03.10 | Last updated 20:49 27.03.10
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