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President Trump Wages "War" on Palestinian Exceptionalism, Writes Journalist CAROLINE B. GLICK

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Sep 13, 2018 at 18:06

For reasons demonstrated and instantiated in the Article below, CAROLINE B. GLICK is my favorite journalist on both Jewish (Diaspora) and Israeli matters and especially Current Events. Here she explores in depth the policy of the Trump Administration on Israel and American Jews (particularly young Jews on American colleges who don't hate Israel or Zionism, or believe Israel is a Democracy).

I would only add some information. On the American Right there is recognition, in a positive sense, that United States is "Exceptional" in some sense. But she uses this notion to be critical of the Philistines as being "exceptional" by being "forgiven" for their "bad behavior."

Furthermore, in her article she doesn't invoke the term "Ethnicity." This term was only coined as recently as 1920, according to our most scholarly American dictionary, MERRIAM-WEBSTER:

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ethnicity

Accordingly, Jewish people aren't mere part of a Religious Community, they are also part of a "Group," she say, against which they experience Unconstitutional Discrimination as Codified in Title VI (US Federa Code,or Law). However, in context, it is clear that she would have better expressed herself on the matter bay saying that Jews are also and Ethnic Group.

Here's her otherwise Excellent article which shows that "General" Trump is leading Israel to VICTORY against the Philistines. Incidentally, during World War Two, the Germans were called Krauts (from eating Sour Kraut, not yet an American dish). But after the War, Germans were forgiven for their Wartime Enemy status. Similarly, in this case, the tern Philistine is only to be construed here as an Enemy in War - until Peacetime.

"Trump doesn't let Palestinians illegal actions go overlooked"

"The Palestinian exception involves giving the Palestinians and their supporters a pass for actions that would otherwise be illegal, simply because they are Palestinians and pro-Palestinian activists."

By Caroline B. Glick, September 13, 2018 23:27

https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Trump-doesnt-let-Palestinians-illegal-actions-go-overlooked-567190

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Daniel Pipes replies:

You write that "'General' Trump is leading Israel to VICTORY against the Philistines." I have my doubts - see http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2018/02/hints-of-trump-forthcoming-palestinian-israeli - but hope you are right.

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