Jumping to Contusions

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Drive them all out in a campaign of ethnic cleansing as in Kosovo? I do not see Jewish soldiers dragging Arab mothers from their homes and throwing them into trucks. And besides, NATO would probably bomb us.

R. Reinman – I take serious exception to your definitions and your conclusions regarding the situation in E”Y.

I am not advocating anything, but for purposes of analysis and discussion, let’s get some clarity –

1. There is a stark difference between “ethnic cleansing” as practiced in Kosovo – which was a campaign to kill the ethnic minority – and a campaign to transfer and separate populations – which is done commonly and quite successfully to resolve tensions between groups occupying the same space. The use of the phrase in this context is offensive, like the use of “massacre” in Jenin. Population separation and transfer was done with many many millions during the 20th Century with great success and acceptance internationally.

2. Ironic, isn’t it, that we see Jewish soldiers prepared to drag Jewish mothers out of their homes and throw them into trucks? Why don’t you object to that?

3. NATO would bomb Israel? Laughable. The US wouldn’t countenance it. And I believe that the US absolutely would stand behind Israel if it chose to draw defensible lines and separate the populations.

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  1. Hanan says:

    2. Ironic, isnít it, that we see Jewish soldiers prepared to drag Jewish mothers out of their homes and throw them into trucks? Why donít you object to that

    I can only speak for myself but maybe theres nothing there to object to