26 Dec '17 20:31>
Originally posted by @phrannyI already was aware that Phranny's a less extreme supporter than Quackquack of Israel.
First of all I am not an "ardent supporter of Israel and Zionism. Yes, I was raised Jewish and I am a U.S. citizen. I am appalled by Trump declaring the U.S. embassy will be in Jerusalem. I support the Palestinians having their own separate state. I do not support the destruction of the State of Israel.
But Phranny's relatively mild criticisms of Israel's government (led by Netanyahu) don't
come close to the demands for justice expressed by the Palestinians or even by some
of their Jewish sympathizers today.
Does Phranny acknowledge that Israel committed a fundamental injustice to the Palestinians
in 1948 as well as in 1967?
Does Phranny support Jewish Voice for Peace (which the 'moderate' Sh76 opposes)?
Does Phranny support the BDS movement toward Israel?
"The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (also known as the BDS Movement)
is a global campaign attempting to increase economic and political pressure on Israel
to end what it describes as violations of international law. The BDS campaign calls for
"various forms of boycott against Israel until it meets its obligations under international law".
The stated goals of BDS are: the end of Israel's occupation and settler colonization
of Palestinian land and the Golan Heights, full equality for Arab-Palestinian citizens of
Israel, and acknowledgement of the right of return of Palestinian refugees."