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Wanting to live in one's homeland is not "hard core"

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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Jul 14, 2015 at 03:14

Hello, CG

I think I understand your point of view, and also Daniel's. When comparing Assad with ISIS, it's easy to see him as a "good person". Also, with regard to Israel, Assad and his father have managed to live rather peacably with Israel for several decades, sharing the Golan between them.

I notice that you called Daniel and I, along with many others, "hard core" Zionists, as though Zionism is some sort of pornography. Zionism is the aspiration of the Jewish people to live in their own homeland. If that sounds pornographic to you, there is something wrong with your values.

Iran is the greatest threat to Israel at the moment; because not only have they declared their intention to anihilate the Jewish people, they are also working earnestly to achieve the means of doing so. Iran also supports Israel's chief enemies, namely Hamas and Hizbullah. It takes a lot of ignoring on your part, to believe the Israelis should not be concerned about these arch-enemies.

Israel has not sought the overthrow of Assad, nor of the leaders of any of its enemies. It has not even sought to overthrow the theocratic ruler of Iran; it simply wishes to deprive him of the means to make nuclear weapons. Most of Israel's enemies, on the other hand, continually call for eradicating the Jews from their homes and destroying their country. What sort of reasoning can justify this?

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