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Thread #153638 Message #3600417
Posted By: Stringsinger
11-Feb-14 - 12:15 PM
Thread Name: BS: BDS of Israel 'Gathering Weight.'
Subject: RE: BS: BDS of Israel 'Gathering Weight.'
Jews all over the world decry the violence of Zionism, which entails the oppression of Palestinians.
Norman Finkelstein does't believe that a compromise in Israel which will accept leadership of both Jewish and Palestinian governance is possible.
We have a similar problem in America where many Christians want to Christianize America and not allow other religious or non-religious views to take root, defending Israel in their theological nationalism as a part of their own biblical prophecy.
The BDS movement is not a cult because it doesn't ostracize people who don't join it.
There is no guru here. The purpose is to send a message to Israeli leaders that they don't want expansionist behavior, restrictive walls and the maltreatment of the Palestinian people.
The nations of Israel and America must be redefined to include democratic values and not authoritarian religious values. The US is not a Christian nation therefore it behooves Israel not to be a Jewish nation. Theocracy can lead only to more bloodshed.