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Thread #153638   Message #3605815
Posted By: Jack the Sailor
28-Feb-14 - 10:28 AM
Thread Name: BS: BDS of Israel 'Gathering Weight.'
Subject: RE: BS: BDS of Israel 'Gathering Weight.'

And the statements of those supporting BDS are NOT "too loaded with definitions and assumptions which (one) would have to wade through."?

So the answer is that we cannot discuss this, but must accept YOU viewpoint without questioning it, while having the opposing viewpoint ignored?<<<

I'm not defending the statements supporting BDS. I don't even know what they are. It is not a matter of rhetoric for me.

You and I are friends. I have expressed my opinions about the effects of BDS, you have said why you think what I said is wrong. We can just leave it at that.

The reasons for the mass immigration of pan Arab Jews to Israel, are myriad and extremely complex. Suffice it to say that you seem to be saying that the only reason for that migration is that the Jews were forced out of Egypt, or Jordan or Iraq and that they had no place to go. I know that they were recruited by Israel and that there were other factors. Rather than get into that. I prefer to let your challenge stand, unquestioned.

I don't mind discussing the issue as a favor to you. But it has to be with the understanding that I am not trying to change your mind and I am not trying to change yours and that we both know where we stand already.