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Israel-Palestine responses by Carl Strock

In response to Gregg M. Mashberg’s letter, in which he contends ‘there is no Israeli ideology, policy or plan to persecute, expel or exterminate the Palestinian population,’ I submit there is indeed such an ideology. It’s called Zionism, the doctrine that Jews anywhere in the world have the right to occupy historic Palestine and establish there a Jewish-supremacist state at the expense of the local people, who, over the years they have indeed persecuted, expelled and on more than one occasion massacred, which is how Israel came into being. That the effort has not attained the horrific dimensions of the Nazi genocide of World War II does not mean that it’s essentially different.

Continue reading at http://blog.timesunion.com/carlstrock/israel-palestine-responses/623/

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Reverend right to speak out on treatment of Palestinians by George Konrad DeBlois

I am George deBlois. I am 14 years old, and even at this age I feel I must address a topic I found in The Gazette about a boycott of Israeli products as a protest to Israeli policies… We promised after the war never to forget the Holocaust, and pledged to never again allow the horror of genocide sweep the world. We swore to always remember, and to never, ever forget what humanity is capable of doing to one another, as shown in the terrible genocide in World War II. But we have forgotten…

Many people have refused to speak out against Israel’s barbarity, either by choice or out of fear. But when Reverend Alan D. Kinney of the United Methodist Church voiced his disdain for the Israeli genocide in Palestine and his intent to boycott Israeli products, there was a voice in our community trying to make a difference, trying to honor the memory of the Holocaust and millions of victims by ensuring that this genocide finally be addressed. I am proud of Rev. Kinney for voicing his opinion and taking action against Israel’s brutal slaughter of the Palestinians in Gaza.

Continue reading at http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2014/dec/03/1203_guestdeblois/

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