• ShalomFreedman

    The late American senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan said that while people are entitled to their own opinions they are not entitled to their own facts.
    The basic fact of the conflict between Israel and its Arab and Islamic neighbors has been their refusal to accept the Jewish state as a legitimate part of the Middle East. The basic fact of Israel’s relation with the Palestinian Arabs is that the Palestinians refusal to compromise has led them to lose at least four opportunities for a state of their own.
    Israel is not perfect but its basic rightness in this conflict should not open to dispute,

    • Truthy Alert: Criticism
      of Israel’s
      apartheid crimes is ^NOT Anti-Semitism.

      Why is Canada’s
      right-wing Bush-lite Prime Minister Stephen Harper *SO* fanatical about
      supporting Israel
      bombing innocent Palestinian civilians?
      What’s the secret agenda at work here?

      ‎Surprise! It’s money: Canada
      does ONE BILLION DOLLARS of trade with Israel annually. Most of it military. Oh hello untendered gov. contracts and big
      bus. bribes.

      At the 5:30 mark.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ2MY58RunM

      ………………………..

      • Kavod And Kaved

        Indeed with Harper the surest way to understand him is to follow the oil and follow the military interests (often based around oil interests). Why else would such a “pro-Israel” PM also be so cozy with Saudi Arabia, with its funding of Salafist groups around the world; which are anti-Israel, anti-West, and most ominously, anti-Jewish.

        This is a proxy-fight between Iran and Saudi Arabia over the Levant, same as Lebanon. Neither side likes Israel, but only one is also anti-Jewish….the side we’re allies with. Go figure.

    • miron

      Alas, this view is disputed by reputable Israeli historians and their colleagues elsewhere. Freedman’s is an article of faith, not fact.

  • By Andrew Cohen re Rabbi Adam Scheier of Congregation Shaar
    Hashomayim in Montreal

    But the danger for Rabbi Scheier and his fellow travellers is
    to think that all Canadian Jews — even a strong majority — see the government
    of Israel
    and its policies with the same unquestioning reverence as the prime minister.
    More likely, the community is divided.

    It is hard to know because the debate is subdued, if not
    suffocated, in Canada.
    Increasingly, Jews who challenge the orthodoxy of Benjamin Netanyahu’s Israel
    — though they may be no less observant and Zionist — are called “anti-Semites”
    and “self-hating Jews” by their co-religionists.

    http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/Column+Canada+conversation+about+Israel+brings+shouts/9464446/story.html

    .

  • LANA GRILL

    TO challenge you have to know what are you talking about. No one sacrifice and did so
    much for Israel like Netanyahu and his family. Zionist would not support enemies of Israel
    and bringing more fire and taking attention from so many problems Israel have surrounded by millions of enemies dreaming of her distraction .
    I hope Israel has more devoted Jews polititions like Netanyahu becouse soon we will
    need them to step forward. ( TO PAUL BRONFMAN)