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in response to reader comment: anti-Jewish sentiment tends to run deep

Submitted by a hindu (a pagan and idolater) (United States), Jan 20, 2009 at 13:49

two points:
kerry
1. yes there is anti-jewish sentiment. too often, too much. but zionism has co-opted the very legitimate claims of anti-jewishness. one cannot conflate anti-jewish and anti-zionist. the cause of much anti jewish sentiment is anti-zionism, because if one opposes israel (the nation), one is accused of opposing jews (the people). this only serves to perpetuate further anti-semitism, because jews and zionism are made inseperable by those who both support and oppose israel, see so it's a vicious cycle. anti-jews point to israel as an example of "see how bad jews are" and zionists point to a hatred of israel and say "see how much they hate jews." no, they hate to see a state behaving in unjust ways. they hate to see brown men and women humiliated by white men and women.

let us not confuse what israel is: you can call it what you want, but it is merely a nation, like india, like britain, like japan. a country. surely you would understand that if i am against the polcies of a nation, say, china, for instance, that i am not necesarily sinophobic, right? i don't hate chinese, just dislike certain policies of their government.

2. monotheism is also a problem. islam and judiasm and christianity all. your religions are intolerant, condemn others and invariably lead to hate and conflict. if there is only one god, your god, and your god is angry and vengeful, there is no room for anybody else's religion. that is absurd, that is like saying there is only one truth and is my truth. your proof? a book. all of it, a joke!

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