Hello? Anti-semitism has been around since the Bible ages. It was there while Israel was up, after it fell and during the disaspora, and after it came back up.
Also, one of those people had an upside down American flag with the star of David where the stars should be. That's suggesting that Israel is somehow America, the largest superpower. If Israel is controlling America, the largest superpower, then doesn't this go back to the idea that Jews run the world?
Oh, and Adam, I have some news for you. Come of think of it, the others need to listen to. Everybody listen closely, because this will be a shock.
Israel is a socialist country.
Here's why. Only six percent of Israel is privately owned. The rest of it is owned by the government. Actually, one of the issues that the Palestinians have with Israel is that Israel bought up land that originally belonged to them so they could hold out for Jewish people wanting to "come home." These Palestinians do not have the option of buying the land back that is reserved for government ownership. Now, three percent of Palestinians do own some of the six percent (and Jews own about three percent of the other). However, Israel is generally a socialist country because most of the land if owned by the government.
Also, would you like to know which country first recognized Israel as a legitimate country? If you guessed the USA, then you're wrong. It was the Soviet Union. That's right. Stalin (even though he was an anti-semite himself) was hoping to find a Communist ally in Israel.
Anybody who wants to know more about Israel (who is fiscally speaking and sometimes socially speaking, a leftist country) can read more about it here. This is actually one reason why Jews are having such an issue with staying away from the left. It's because historically speaking, they are part of the left.
Seriously, this is sweet.
Who has universal healthcare? We don't, but Israel sure does.The global economic downturn affected Israel's economy primarily through reduced demand for Israel's exports in the United States and EU, Israel's top trading partners. Exports of goods and services account for about 40% of the country's GDP. The Israeli Government responded to the recession by implementing a modest fiscal stimulus package and an aggressive expansionary monetary policy - including cutting interest rates to record lows, purchasing government bonds, and intervening in the foreign currency market. The Bank of Israel began raising interest rates in the summer of 2009 when inflation rose above the upper end of the Bank's target and the economy began to show signs of recovery.
Check this out. If I argued for this stuff on here, I'd be met with a lot of arguments.
Over here, we're debating whether to cut Medicare.Care of the elderly, assistance for single parents, programs for children and youth, adoption agencies,as well as prevention and treatment of alcoholism and drug abuse, comprise a large part of the services available to individuals and families. Correctional services encompass adult and juvenile probation frameworks, remedial programs for school dropouts, and residential and observational services for youth in distress. Sheltered workshops and employment counseling are among the rehabilitation services available for the physically disabled. Mentally retarded persons are cared for through various residential and community-based programs.
Care and services for the elderly have become a major component of Israel's health and social service capabilities. While the total population has increased five-fold since the country's establishment, the number of senior citizens (age 65+) has increased 10-fold, now representing nearly 10 percent of Israel's over 7 million inhabitants. Much of this growth has been due to mass immigration. Over one million immigrants have arrived since 1989, more than 12 percent of them aged 65 and over.
I don't care if you are gay, you won't use it to get out of joining Israel's military. No link necessary.
Actually, the gay rights community acknowledges Israel on well their country does for homosexual rights.
All in all, Israel is a leftist country. I think I'm in love. lol.
So yes, the Soviet Union managed to be the first nation in the world to recognize Israel as a matter of formal law, but despite how you try to frame it, that is not some sort of black mark on the United States.
I wasn't aware that anti-semitism ran so high or so close to the surface in Mexico, especially a place in Mexico which I can't honestly imagine has any Jewish residents.
Despite my staunch support for Israel and Zionism, and distaste for anti-semitism I still find myself being accused of anti-semitism because I don't hide my fascination with the fact that in any given day, I am bound to be pissed off by Amy Goodman, Ari Lewis, Naomi Klein, or some other devotee of Howard Zinn. Why there is a cluster of Jews on the radio and in my face with their hatred for this country, Western European culture, and a sovereign Israel is beyond me. Are we forbidden from being honest? I can find some pretty nasty WASPS as well. But you never get to the point where you can point out that you see these things, and comment on them from time to time, because we live in a country where the favorite debate tactic is not to disprove the message, but to discredit the speaker.
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