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I don't think Betts is happy with Palestinian leadership or the oppression of women, gays, or other minorities in the Palestinian Authority areas in Gaza or the West Bank. I think these are concerns, but that she may view and end to the post '67 occupation as a panacea, or that the Occupation may overshadow those concerns.
My concern is that she seems to have aligned herself with groups that have legitimized a number of things I disagree with. These groups legitimize a host of things, from blanket economic sanctions which punish Jews and Non-Jews, including Muslims and Christians through well-intended but faulty BDS efforts, to the idea that terrorist violence against civilians is a legitimate tool of resistance.
I think she and I both hope and long for peace, but by different means, and I fear that she does not fully realize the fears that we as Jews have of annihilation. At least her support of certain organizations seems to indicate an indifference toward Jewish continuity in the pursuit of peace.
I hope that as we Jews hear and listen to the complaints of our Palestinian, Muslim, Arab, brothers and sisters, we will be sensitive as well to their hopes and fears.
Until then, For Zion's sake, I cannot be silent; If I forget Jerusalem, may I lose my capacity for other good speech and good deeds.
Thanks for the vote of confidence on this issue, Betts. I know we are very different, and both quirky.
I remain steadfast in my belief that a Jewish national homeland in our ancestral homeland with self-determination is essential to our survival. I think where we disagree is on how Jews should treat our Palestinian brothers and sisters, how we view the conflict, and how we acheive peace. We both share the notion that many acts from Israeli Jews are deplorable, illegal and immoral. I question whether you view similar acts from Palestinian Muslims as deplorable, illegal or immoral, or if you see them as legitimate tools of resistance to the Post 1967 Occupation.
I don't think I contacted your campaign directly, but I did alert media and voters that Betts had participated in protests that I thought were over the line - picketing a Jewish Community Center and scaring pre-school kids, and you aligned with or supportive of groups which dismissed the deaths of Jews in terror attacks. One group you partnered with was described as minimizing the Nazi Holocaust. Serious stuff. But we can disagree, and I think we both assume the other has positive intentions. At least I assume your intentions are positive, loving, and hopeful of peace.
I hope that my affection for the Muslim community shows you that I share those intentions, despite our differences.
I've said before that I think you'd make a great school board member, except for the fact that I would be afraid that middle east politics might get in the way vis a vis curriculum, and that disqualifies you from serving.
I don't believe I denigrated anyone, but if you'd like to send me comments that people found offensive, I'd be happy to review them. I struggle with reacting instead of responding. I work on that. Especially when people tell lies about me, as your supporters did in some posts. (e.g. that I think Israel can do no wrong.)
I am thrilled that Betts and I have found agreement on this issue and hope that we can work together in the future. G-d willing/B'ezrat Hashem/InshAllah, we can participate in a Muslim-Jewish/ Jewish-Muslim PeaceWalk event.
McSally has said repeatedly she would want any new health care bill to have the "same outcome" as the ACA; it doesn't do that. She says she wants veterans to have the care they deserve; this bill would throw hundreds of thousands of vets off their coverage (cutting off their access to crucial mental health care). It should be OBVIOUS to her that she can't support this bill, based on her stated principles. So why is she dithering?
Thank you Jim Nintzel for making us aware of McSally's shameful silence on this. CD2 is not a homogenous district, and that's the beauty of it. If McSally doesn't appreciate that, and won't defend it, then she and CD2 are a total mismatch.
Raul Grijalva, the militant man of MEChA, calling someone else a bigot and racist? Now that's some FAKE NEWS. Thanks for sharing, Little Jimmie, you can go back to recess now.
McSally not commenting AGAIN...why am I not surprised? Has she ever gotten out in front of an issue? Don't we want LEADERS? Even if her opinion might be unpopular, she should still have one.
McSally is, once again, not commenting? Doesn't she ever get sick of being so wishy-washy?
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It's the patriotic thing to do. And an homage to my old man who owned an 8-page weekly in my rural rustbelt red-state hometown.
Dining out is the new smoking. The reason restaurant food, in general, tastes so good is that it is super high in salt and very calorically dense, while being nutritionally deficient; way more unhealthy than most people would make at home.
McSally fought for what?? Lolol so is she saying she liked key and MAJORLY important provisons of obamacare? What a laugh.
What could it appear a mongoose is in the serpent den what can happen ?
Look the serpent has killed so many of their own the mongoose will feast.
It seems perplexing the Congressional Budget Office could not come up with an annual budget for 6 of the Obama's 8 years ?
Really where's the faith and the trust in that one huh PT Barnum has not shut down. The circus just took another venue look at the clown trying to pile into the car. They say I dont clean up behind elephants. While you're cleaning up get the ASS crap pile over there in all of the inner cities.
We left it for you because the elephant is the only force that can carry the load.
"Pro-Palestinian" meaning you support the Palestinian terrorists taking all the humanitarian aid, money, supplies, and support, and building terror-tunnels to attack, kill, maim, and capture Israeli women, children, and men?
Perhaps that's not something to be so proud of. Perhaps if the Palestinians would embrace peace and a two-state (or one-state or three-state... really I don't care) solution to end the terrorism and the violence, then being pro-Palestinian would be the same as pro-Palestine, which is a more ideal ending.
Ms. Anonymous strikes again. Notice she has not one instance or fact to back her claim. She's really great at name calling though.
Me? A ball breaker? Yeah you got me there. For what it's worth Trump wasn't my first choice. Scott Walker was. What annoys me about Trump is that no one is willing give him a chance. If he blows it I'll be the first to bitch. Let's look at a few of his policies. Cracking on Illegal immigrants. I repeat illegal. Why should someone who snuck into the country be allowed to cut the line. We should have Mexico's immigration laws. Google them. They're a Hell of a lot stricter than ours.
A stronger military. Anybody who thinks our world isn't dangerous is dreaming.
Cutting back on wasteful spending. I'm for that.
Obama give us a list of 7 countries that are hot beds of terrorism. Trump wants a temporary ban on immigrants from those countries until we can figure out how to better vet them. Is that so bad?
Face it, Trump is fighting with Republicans as much as the Dems. I'm firmly convinced if Trump found a cure for cancer, tomorrows headlines would read "Trump puts thousands of oncologists out of work."
White Man Made Global Warming is a religion now?
You keep solidifying your ignorance every time you decide to post.
The beauty of it is, you bury yourself deeper with each post. Nobody else even has to join in.
You're a self made man.
Would your savior do this?
He..ck no! He had sense. You know, that thing which you lack.
Yes that same racist asshole Donald Trump. What more facts do you need than everything he has ever said about "the blacks" or "the Mexicans"? Oh that's right, this is not a serious objection. Just comment trolling! D'oh! I fell into your trap yet again!
"Would your savior do that?"
I'm betting the first thing would be to abolish abortions.
So you are in favor of our government being run by religion, a religion other than Radical Islam or White Man Made Global Warming?
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