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  1. Feb 2, 2004 #1
    Trent University's Problem Professor
    By Jonathan Kay
    National Post | January 8, 2004

    It is a starting point for debate about the Middle East that one can oppose Israeli policies without being anti-Semitic. Jews and Palestinians are locked in a violent, complex dispute. Reasonable people can disagree about, say, whether Ariel Sharon's counter-terrorism strategy is too aggressive
    or whether roadblocks used to control the movement of Palestinians are inhumane.

    But since the Al-Aqsa intifada broke out in 2000, hard-left academics and activists have sometimes blurred the distinction between hatred of Israeli policies and hatred of Jews. To excuse suicide bombings as a legitimate option of the "oppressed" (so long as the victims are Jewish), to recycle
    the lies of Jenin and other modern-day blood libels, to demonize Israel as "genocidal" while ignoring the far worse calamities in Chechnya, Sudan, Algeria and elsewhere -- all these tactics reflect a mindset that many Jews find indistinguishable from plain bigotry.

    The complete article is at http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=11574
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  3. Feb 2, 2004 #2
    Again, would you care to share YOUR views?
  4. Feb 2, 2004 #3
    My views? Hmmmmm. Well, I think the Canadian professor makes a valid point by comparing Zionism to National Socialism and mentioning how there is a double standard in that Zionist ethnic cleansing is considered okey by the United States and England while National Socialist ethnic cleansing is considered bad.
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  5. Feb 2, 2004 #4
    Uh huh...*eyeroll*...you DO realize that the issue isn't as simple as that, right? There may be an element of truth in this, but you have to be very careful about how you define terms like "Zionist".
  6. Feb 2, 2004 #5


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    So string theorist (who He?) posts these big extracts just as a teaser to get you to ask, and then springs his "Zionist" garbage. Where have I seen that before?

    Tell me string theorist, do you believe in the ZOG?
  7. Feb 2, 2004 #6
    This feels like like David ben Ariel's evil twin brother, doesn't it?
  8. Feb 3, 2004 #7


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    Pretty good article though. That prof comes off sounding like a real nit-wit. 'Its ok to lie if it helps me win...'
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