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Submitted by There is NO Santa Claus (United States), Jun 28, 2015 at 08:54

In a world void of anti-Semitism, the War Against Israel could not possibly exist. What we see on college campuses today is "activism" that is being promoted, even funded by anti-Semites. The goal isn't to influence U.S. policy on Israel. The goal is to make it unbearable for Jews to attend institutions of higher education. Yes! There are Zionists who often fail to consider the sacrifices Israel makes when it enters armed combat. I try to impress upon these people that if we truly desire an independent Jewish State, we must allow it to be independent of us in formulating national policy. There is cooperation between Israel and Arabs that might seem quite bizzare to Americans. There is more cooperation between Israel and Gaza than meets the eye. I won't elaborate and I think Dr. Pipes may have given some hints about some of that.

For example, there is daily cooperation between the Gaza Electric Authority and Israel. Years ago, the IEEE Spectrum magazine ran an anti-Israel hatchet job on electricity supply to Gaza. An official from the Gaza Electric Authority posted a blog entry on the article de-bunking many of the claims and indicating that there is ongoing cooperation between them and Israel. That's just one example. Contrary to what is "reported" in the media, many tons of supplies and trade travel between Gaza and Israel. The Israelis try to control weaponry, but in general, the supplies don't cross the border without cooperation between the two sides.

I commend Dr. Pipes for his column. I think it is very instructive. And remember! Job number one is to combat anti-Semitism. Opposing the national existence of a Jewish State is anti-Semitic and discriminatory, so don't let any one fool you with the claim that the two issues are not connected. Once people accept the national existence of an INDEPENDENT Jewish State, the whole argument starts to become far more civil in nature.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
1Another conclusion I draw from this column [58 words]There is NO Santa ClausJun 28, 2015 08:39223975
a useful analogy [197 words]Charles MartelJun 21, 2015 22:12223895
You say the West sees black and white and the Middle East sees all the shades of grey yet... [541 words]LynnApr 4, 2015 13:43222644
1The Jewish people war of survival was not won when Hitler lost. It continues to this day [173 words]YJ DraimanMar 15, 2015 18:27222336
Excessive Focus On Israel [120 words]DaveMar 15, 2015 16:00222334
Great observation with clear and present danger in Iranian context [110 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
asokMar 15, 2015 03:51222326
Israeli-Arab Conflict NOT to be Resolved on the World's Terms - America Notwithstanding [417 words]M. ToveyMar 16, 2015 12:01222326
Arena politics vs Projection politics [149 words]David ScholemMar 14, 2015 08:46222317
Very Insightful, but not Universal [92 words]AlexMar 13, 2015 18:32222311
Belief of the conspiracy teory [36 words]CzeslawMar 12, 2015 04:20222297
Progressives hate the idea of "nations" - Period. [164 words]Uncle VladdiMar 11, 2015 21:43222295
Unfair apples-to-oranges comparison [142 words]Dan SimonMar 11, 2015 18:36222293
Sobering [5 words]Jay AbouafMar 11, 2015 17:44222291
1American Arabs may be more anti-Israel than Middle East Arabs, but American Jews go both ways [171 words]Alan SteinMar 11, 2015 15:48222288
Why do Israelis seem ambivalent concerning Iran? [206 words]Michael S.Mar 13, 2015 04:43222288
1Karpman Drama Triangle [404 words]Jonathan CareyMar 13, 2015 13:55222288
1Bullying has nothing to do with the conflict [126 words]Michael SMar 17, 2015 15:37222288
3I like this article [370 words]Michael S.Mar 11, 2015 12:54222285
1Consider this! [321 words]There is NO Santa ClausJun 28, 2015 08:54222285
Kickenjudenaustheirlandenheit and Antisemitism [2168 words]Michael SJul 3, 2015 04:25222285
The master of the divisions have found the additional line of the opposition. [79 words]PermReaderMar 11, 2015 12:00222283

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