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The right to defend itself is the right of all countries including Israel

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Submitted by Tess McNamara (Australian and Pro Israel) (Australia), Jan 2, 2009 at 23:29

Dear Dr Daniel Pipes,

Gidday from Downunder Tess here.

I read with some consternation, the evidence emerging on a party alignment basis of the attitudes to Israel, and its right to defend its soveriegnty and its people, by division of Democrats and Republicans.

If many of the Democrats are in fact Jewish, and if they do not live in Israel, then by what authority do they deny any country especially the Jewish homeland a right to protect its own people. Is this not the ultimate in dhimmification or dhimmitude attitude?. Are these Jews not in Israel the descendants of Holocaust survivors and if so, what are they thinking????>

Those whom have a right to opine surely are the Israelis who live daily with the threats and terror of being murdered in their own homes and kindergartens, and schools, by the sophisticated mostly iranian made missiles?.

The very survival of the Jewish State and their people is at stake. By what right do these non Israeli living Jews hold that the Jews in Israel dont have a right to defend their families?.

Would these same Jews think that it is not ok to defend your own families and children if a terrorist or killer came to break into their own home, what then, would they lay down and invite the killer to slit their throats? I think not. They would defend their own families, and if they did not then, they are clearly mad.

Do they represent a majority of Jewish opinion, which denies that the Holocaust happened, largely in part due to the lack of a nationhood of Israel of the time, and a lack of a State for the Jews to flee to, to be safe within from pogroms and hatred directed to them?.

The experience of being refugees, and fleeing for their very lives and existance has it faded so far into the collective consciousness that they cannot hear the cries of the injured Israeli Jewish children who are killed or injured every single day by murderous terrorists whom seek to kill all Jews?.

At what point is the preservation of the Jewish culture and peoples lives no longer important to those Jews not living in Israel?.

When did they choose to forget the pogroms and murders fo their ancestors. SIX MILLION JEWS. Surely these are self hating Jewsih people, in some way they have become shamed to be Jews, and tried to fit in and not be so jewish perhaps to fit in to a society or political party and desperate for acceptance in countries not Israeli.

Are these Jewish people nominal only Jews or practising Jews.

Do such Jewish Democrats actually in reality practise Judaism or are they so called secular Jews, did they become self hating Jews and ashamed that they are in fact Jewish ?.

Is this what is in their hearts, and is this in fact why they are against Israel, is it to fit in with those around them, in the hope that they will be not seen as a threat to those within the party politic?.

The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret - that man is black at heart: mark and avoid him.

Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC

Israel needs its friends, those whom are Jewish and non Jewish must stand and be counted and support Israel for their very survival depends upon this.

America must stop sending guns and tanks and armaments to the Middle eastern Arabs who want to see the destruction of all Jews.

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