Originally Posted by Eugene
I am wholeheartedly American. I think it is time the United States stopped involving itself in the conflicts of people who are perpetually at war. And frankly, I don't care about Zionism or anti-Zionism because I have divorced myself from religious sentiment in the matter. I have more cultural sympathy with Jewish people, but my Jewish friends are Americans, not Israelis.
Whatever they were "called", I don't consider Palestinian Arabs to be Canaanites. Canaanites predated Abraham.
All Jews have de facto citizenship with their country and Israel. Washing your hands of a situation and preaching isolationist policy will take the world nowhere.
Do you know what Israeli intelligence is dedicated to doing? They've been calling the phones of different military targets and informing them of possible raids. They tell them to get their women and children out of the area. Do you know what Hamas does? They bring more women and children into the area, allow them to be killed by Israeli mortars, and then blame the Israeli's for the slaughter. I'm not saying that all casualties are Hamas's fault, but this is a tactical conflict carried out in order to destroy an organization dedicated to the destruction of Israel, and every Jew around the world. Hamas has declared every Jewish person a legitamate target. I'm a terrorist target... How can you victimize a group of people who use human shields?
Whether you believe it or not, the state of Israel is necessary. It is our ultimate safety net.
A place where Jews can go and live among Jews with a Jewish calender, Jewish traditions, and a Jewish community. Anti-Semitism is real and present in every country. It is an accelerating and subtle process, and it has only recently been held back thanks to the establishment of Israel.