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American-born Israeli Historian & Knesset Member, Michael B. Oren, Tells It Like It Is

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Apr 19, 2016 at 10:00

The only point I object to
is his assertion that Israel isn't beyond criticism.

What does it mean, really?
In a Democracy everyone can criticism can criticize anything, even another country.

But why doe American Jews especially
believe they know what's best for Israel while living in the good old USA?
It's as if Israel were a 51st State of the United States for them.

I do not agree with Oren on that point - on the issue of criticizing Israel.
Any Jew who wishes to make Israel better than it is
should do exactly what Oren has done
- move to Israel and join a party
and actively participate in its politics.

As for the so-called Bernie Burn
I would have a Kibbutz build especially for him
as close to the Gaza border as possible
and then have him express exactly
how to live respecting and dignifying the Palestinians of Gaza.

"Presidential candidates should face facts on Israel By Michael B. Oren
http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/18/opinions/presidential-candidates-israel-oren/

PS; This isn't exactly a sequitur, but how about Israel declaring Gaza
the De Facto Palestinian State?
Israel, I think, is mistakenly accepting the De Jure existence of the Fatah entity
in the West Bank under Abbas.
It should rather confront the Realpolitik existence of Hamas under Ismail Haniyeh !

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I criticize Israeli policies: http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2013/09/do-i-not-criticize-israeli-policies

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