This interview will not be the standard interview. There will be a section dedicated to the MZ- Gregg spat. I am greatly annoyed by the behavior of both participants I consider to be friends. I am extreemly angry that MZ considers Greg to be the enemy.
I am also angry that Greg has treated MZ worse then a Communist antisemite Gert.
I understand both Greg and MZ's point of view. Unlike MZ I am a secular history based in thought. Greg may be wrong as a rational coherent partner to have a peace treaty with just does not exist. Given the historic nature of Islam this may be a pipe dream. Rational people loathe war and fight reluctantly but when they fight they fight to win.
The MZ Gert stupidity
1 Do you consider MZ to be your enemy? Do you feel your attacks on him were a tad over the top? One may not agree with MZ and I do not at times but I always respect him as a friend.
2 Gert is a standard Communist antisemite who is in fact our genuine enemy. He is devoid of social skills and higher intelligence. He is cowardly, craven, insulting, crass and verbose but you were actually tougher on MZ then you were on Gert. Do note that Freedom Now and myself went to your aid immediately. The moral of the story is that a person is judged by the company they keep. I am proud to surround myself with a wonderful community. The sole exception is the Duck who isn't bad for a Marxist and has far better social skills then Gert.
Describe your relationship with Gert and do you feel that I have mischaracterized him
as a Joooo obsessed Communist antisemite?
3 Our first encounter was not positive where did you get this notion that I am some type of extreemist. I seldom post on Israel as MZ, Pam of Atlas and Lady Esther write eloquently on the subject of Isreal. I do book reviews, blogger roasts and tend to focus on the evils of the far left. Do you still think I am an extreemist and it is okay to say yes.
The enemies of Israel
As I see it Israel faces three types of enemies. Most are familiar with Jihadis who do not look like blood crazed Jack Elam type cartoons. There are the far left Commie types that we encounter on this blog. 167, Ducky, Gert, John Brown are fairly generic
Communist antisemites whose entire world revolves around blaming dem jooos er zionists while making excuses for the entire world. Lastly there is a small contingent of far right wackos some are Nazis others call themselves anarcho liberterians but in reality bear a greater similarity to poultry then Jason Papas or Warren ( familiar liberians on this blog).
4 Do you agree with my assesment of Israel's enemies?
5 The far left likes to point to a publicity hungry small band of yokels Neturai Karta as the voice of genuine religious Jews. What are your views of the Neturai Karta?
6 The left likes to push far left commies and anarchists such as Noam Chomsky, Norman Finklestein and Adam " ISM" Shapiro as representative of model Jews. Who elected the far left to determine who authentic Jews are.
7 The far left likes to point at the treason of Johnathan Pollard as typical of Jewish dual loyalty. If there is any group that has a history of unparalled dual loyalty it is the far left themselves and they forget the Rosenbergs.
8 Do you hear the antisemitic conspiracy theories spread by the far left in Israel. In the US and the blogosphere Israel and a band of wascaly Jooos ( neocons) are blamed for the Iraq war. Some blame Israel and dem Jooooos for 9-11. How much of the antisemitic far left bunk that we see daily reraches you in Israel or over the web?
9 Who is Israel supposed to negotiate peace with Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, Al Quedah or Al Roker?
Non Jews and Israel. One of my peves with Greg is his need to thank nonJews for supporting Israel. Most moderates and decent Americans support Israel to some extent.
The exception are far left commie types like Ducky. It takes great effort to rationalize the evil like Gert or Uptown Steve.
10 Do you think it takes courage for an American or European non Jew to speak out for Israel?
11 Do you notice that mainstream Christians tend to be pro Israel as opposed to the PC churches?
Living with terror
12 People seem to think terror is remote but I have been there twice at the WTC. Do you put it out of your mind and learn to live with it?
13 Do you have to walk around with an ID card at all times?
14 Allegedly Isrealis must take thirty hours of drivers ed . Americans can take the test with no hours of drivers ed. I had six hours of practice and passed on the first shot. Have you taken Israeli Drivers Ed? Describe the class as best as you can.
15 Have you encountered any of the Falashas in your travels?
16 What American TV shows can you watch on TV?
17 Is there an Israeli version of Talk Radio?
18 Is higher education subsidized or is pay as you go as in America?
19 Isreal has socialized Medicine, how long do you wait to go to the doctor months weeks and is the quality of care lower then the USA?
20 Can you describe what this odd chocolate spread is that Israelis eat in the same manner we eat peanut butter. I have seen it in Brooklyn a few times. The beloved Rav Roov has a taste for the odd stuff.
21 Our United States readers and Felis are big fans of roadkill. What animals in Israel most often turn up as road kill? Does a road kill cuisine subculture exist in Israel.
22 Do you root for all the Chicago sports teams?
23 What if any discrimination to homosexuals face in Israel?
24 Are there any American Food Items you miss such as Eggo waffles or Kentucky Fried Chicken?
25 Is Israeli Rap as annoying as American Rap?