Israel mostly comes up on this blog when the Duck goes into frequent Anti-semitic mode. Many of you misread my relationship with the Duck. The Duck and I have been having these arguments for over two years. The Duck does have a code of honor and while I vehemently disagree with him it is not personal.
Members of the far left like to chide the USA about meddling in other countries affairs. Of course they turn this logic on its head when it comes to Israel that is supposed to do what we order it to do. My position as a American Patriot of Jewish heritage is let the Israelis handle their own matters.
Jams and I were talking about the UK Guardian's letter writing campaign to Ohio voters that backfired. It seems people in Ohio did not like people overseas lecturing them about what they should do.
On a personal level one of my odd leftie friends sent a journalist from France to interview a Jewish Republican. We met in my girlfriend's appartment on lower Fifth Avenue. The interview started with an accusation that America just told the rest of the world to go to hell. He went on to say it is unfair that the people of the world have no say in the American election. Those who know me off line can predict my response. However, I was quick to remind the journalist that the only opinions that matter on election day are those of US Citizens. If he wants a say become a US Citizen. The discussion did not go well and I reminded the journalist that US Citizens have no say in French elections and to be honest most Americans don't care who your leaders are.
Our friend the Editrix is a very sharp customer. She points out the contradictions inherent in Gert's blog that is supposed to be about the Internet. The blog consists of Eurabian anti-Israel hit posts with a few attacks on pro-Israel Jewish bloggers
and disneyified whitewashing of Islam. Yet the blog hosts a link to Hear O Israel a blog allegedly run by a Right wing Jew. Greg is really a superball who bounces with whatever crowd is around him. His positions tend to change with whatever company he keeps. Around six months back he was a Kahanist who rejected his past to embrace peace. He had a friend Saba who was a Palestinian living in Canada. By all standards she was a decent person, but not someone I agreed with. Greg was mourning because Saba was victimized by terrorist threats. This of course did not stop Greg and his henchmen Gert from making threats against me. Greg of course is a perfect foil for Gert as he has no spine and allows Gert wide lattitude to spout anti-semitic venom.
Left with no friends other than Gert, Greg is attempting to reinvent himself in an act MZ and KL buy hook line and sinker.
The point is that Israelis are a capable people, except for some vile garbage on the far left. A capable people should decide their own future without our smothering them. This doesn't mean that Americans and others shouldn't have opinions. However it is said that opinion are like #%$%^h6 and everyone has one. In this case the only relevant opinion are those of the Israeli people.
Greg illustrates the problem in Israel perfectly. He is so worried about being liked that he makes accomidations for an overbearing Communist anti-semite. The reality is that one can not please this crowd nor should they be obligated to try. Israel should do what it feels is in its best interests and ignore the Elmer Fudd obsessed
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