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Gaza: Let That Be Your Last Battlefield

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Some might call me anti-Semitic for my views, but a person can be against what the present administration in Israel is doing without being anti-Israel, just like being against the actions of the BuSh administration for the past 8 years does not make a person anti-American (although many in the BuSh administration would differ with that opinion).

As far as being an anti-Semite, Random House Unabridged Dictionary:

Semite –noun
1. a member of any of various ancient and modern peoples originating in southwestern Asia, including the Akkadians, Canaanites, Phoenicians, Hebrews, and Arabs.
2. a Jew.
3. a member of any of the peoples descended from Shem, the eldest son of Noah.

Therefore, hating Arabs or Palestinians means a person is an anti-Semite just as much as hating Jews or Israelis. Therefore Israel's attack on Gaza might be seen as an anti-Semitic attack. But that is the type of argument that Bele and Lokai would engage in. Must it be the type that rational men of good will on 21st Century Earth engage in?

It will not be easy, but I hope that besides our economy, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, President Obama will make the Israeli-Palestinian situation a top priority. I don't want the Earth to become another Planet Cheron.

Can't we learn something from Bele and Lokai, and Star Trek, or must the Earth wind up like the planet Cheron?


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