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    Apr 13, 2012 6:17 PM GMT
    This article below from the DAILY BEAST :


    Written by Emily L Hauser - April 6, 2012


    Dear Israel, This Is Why I Left

    "I lived in Tel Aviv for 14 years, and having been back in America for almost as long,"...."But I’m not home. Instead I’m in the gentle exile of American suburbia—a self-imposed, political exile that I undertook for the sake of my children."

    "But I’m not home. Instead I’m in the gentle exile of American suburbia—a self-imposed, political exile that I undertook for the sake of my children."......" When the second intifada broke out, my Jerusalemite husband and I were temporarily in the US as I worked toward my Masters degree at the University of Chicago. We assured everyone (over and over) that we would be back in Israel....."

    "But then the intifada ground on. And Israel responded with increasing violence, and a steadfast refusal to admit any culpability, or need to make good on past promises, or understanding that the Palestinians were reacting as we would, had we been occupied for decades on end."



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    Apr 14, 2012 2:57 PM GMT

    "For a year my husband and I wrestled with our fears, not even sharing them with each other—then one day, when home for a visit with our son, we began to talk, and realized: We didn’t want to raise children in that place. The Jewish State was no longer a place in which we wanted to build a family—“for the time being.”


    In the meantime, “the time being” has become our lives. The boy was joined by a girl, birthdays have come and gone, and nothing about Israel in the past decade has convinced us that our Israeli children should leave the galut.



    On the contrary: As Israel has become more deeply entrenched in the settlement enterprise, more dedicated to an increasingly violent and dehumanizing occupation, and indeed, increasingly less democratic toward even those with the good fortune to be Jewish, we’ve come to realize that we’re not likely to ever move back.


    I don’t know if our children are any physically safer here than there, but I do know this: They’re not being groomed for service in a military now devoted less to the defense of the state, than to the oppression of another people. They’re not caught in an educational system made small and narrow by lack of funds, even as the government pours funds into settlements built illegally on stolen land. They’re not being lied to daily by leaders who mouth platitudes about peace, even as their actions do nothing but undermine the possibility of peace."
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    Apr 14, 2012 8:35 PM GMT

    "They think of Israel as home, too. We speak Hebrew in our house, are active members of our Conservative shul, and visit about once a year.


    And when we’re there, between laughter on the beach and overnights on their cousins’ kibbutz, we teach them things they don’t learn about in Hebrew school: We show them road blocks, strewn across the West Bank. We gaze at the Separation Barrier snaking through Palestinian land, and ask how they would feel if soldiers came and threw them out of their home. We march in East Jerusalem.


    And if I ever doubted the wisdom of our decision, a video emerged from Israeli television this week to wipe any doubts away: Asked for reactions to the recent traffic accident deaths of a group of Palestinian children, teenager after teenager responded with nauseating levels of animosity: “They’re whores, not people, and they don’t deserve to live,” one young man said. “They can be the future of terrorist attacks.” When the reporter pointed out that the dead were but 4 or 5 years old, the boy responded: “Little kids, so what?”"
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    Apr 15, 2012 3:52 PM GMT

    "Lest we be tempted to think that these kids are simply bad apples – in 2010, nearly half of Israeli teens surveyed said they didn’t support equal rights for Israel’s Arab citizens. More than half would deny them the right to be elected to the Knesset.


    A society that has become centered on protecting, maintaining and furthering the oppression of another people produces and indeed rewards hate. This is not unique to Israel or Israelis—it’s human.


    But I will not raise the two humans who matter most to me in such an atmosphere. I will protect them from what Israel has become, and I will raise them to know the Jewish values of human dignity and the sanctity of life.


    And every year at this time, my heart will ache as I say “Next year in Jerusalem.” Because I know that next year, I’ll be right here."
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    Apr 15, 2012 8:04 PM GMT
    great article relifedad... thanks
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    Apr 17, 2012 3:49 AM GMT
    The fact is Israel is accomplishing this travesty against the Palestinians because of US Support, support that comes in part from Usefull Idiot Christian Fundi's who do not look at the facts about how Israel abuses the rights of the Palestinians and breaks International Laws to maintain the Occupation and settlement theft of Palestinian land.

    It is totally Hypocritical for these Christian Fundi's to declare supposed ancient Bible stories valid over todays Palestinian ownership of Palestine, yet ignore the Bibles direct edict for believers to follow the laws of the worlds governments and the ten commandments which declare it against gods law to steal from your neighbors, or to covet what they have and to lie in order to get what your neighbor has. So much for the validity of religions.

    To add insult to Injury the Israeli's keep asking for more handouts as the Israeli government spends millions upon millions building infrastructure for the settlers in Occupied West band and to pay the 'Harideem' to live a life of luxury while not working a day in their 'holy lives' yet begs the US government to pay more and more US Tax money while it slaps the US in the face by deliberately going against US foreigh Policy and hindering every peace effort made by the US.

    Its time for Americans to wake up and get religion out of decision making where Israel is concerned and to declare Israel's Lobby a Foreign Entity, and keep the money begging leaches out of our halls of congress.
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    Apr 17, 2012 5:03 AM GMT
    Israel is not a viable state. There is no way it can survive without US.
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    Apr 17, 2012 5:15 AM GMT
    IanCT saidIsrael is not a viable state. There is no way it can survive without US.



    They could do fine if they'd go by international law and choose to live peacefully with their neighbors, but Israeli's leadership is killing the country by showing more interest in stealing land because of a damn bible story or just plain land greed.

    The Arab league has offered normalization of relations and trade with Israel if it would abandone its Illegal Occupation and end the Settlement building, but no, the Zionist LIKUD leadership would rather make enemies and steal the land because they believe the US will back them no matter what they do. and so far, they are right.
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    Apr 17, 2012 5:17 AM GMT
    Yes... if they did not force Palestinians out of their homes and stealing their lands, then everything will be peaceful!