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    • rereba
    • 08.09.06 | 21:38 (IDT)

    Unquestioning support of Israel as Jeff Atkinson demands of all Jews and all Christians (I suppose Hindus, don't count) is a kind of mindless group think that may serve the purposes of the Israeli government in power, but does a great disservice to all thinking and reflective Jews and others. A free society needs dissent, vigorous debate, and non-conformists. You have that in Israel, but it is totally lacking in the American Jewish community (at least in the public arena). The rather specious argument that we should keep our mouths shut, unless we do aliya, is also a nonsensical proposition.

    from the article: Rethinking Jewish American deterrence
    First published 00:00 07.09.06 | Last updated 00:00 07.09.06
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