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  • thongsong45 thongsong45 May 26, 2005 7:46 AM Flag

    Mo, Try the voice of peace

    Mo: This is right up your alley! You need this brother.


    Poll Reflects Progressive American Jewish Beliefs

    April 15, 2005

    [JPN Commentary: More and more polls are showing that a great many American Jews subscribe to the sort of views that Jewish Voice for Peace and similar groups espouse. We have to credit groups that support the opposition, because they have, until now, been effective in painting pro-peace groups as being "anti-Israel", and in some cases, even anti-Semitic.

    JVP has made great strides in getting a more accurate representation of our positions out there. We, and many groups like us, have a very simple agenda: we believe that peace involves compromise. We believe that Israel needs to abandon its efforts to keep its settlements, because keeping those settlements means sacrificing peace. We believe that Israelis and Palestinians have equal rights, and that the needs and rights of one group cannot be more important than the other. We believe that the United States' policy has, for years, been an impediment, rather than a boon, to a just resolution to this bitter conflict. And we believe that only when the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands ends can progress be made toward a just and sustainable peace.

    Polls like the one reported on below show that we represent many American Jews. 41% of those polled said that Israel should withdraw from most settlements for peace. They were not asked about all settlements, but the fact that only 27% opposed the "most settlements" idea is indicative of the low value American Jews place on the settlements.

    And it is important to note that these responses are given in the context of an enormous dearth of accurate information about Israel, the Palestinians, and the history of the conflict. Nothing in the mainstream or most Jewish media, for example, has addressed the misinformation given to American Jews about how the current intifada started, and about how much less than a "generous offer" was given to the Palestinians at Camp David in 2000. Coverage of Palestinian violence continues to be exponentially greater than coverage of Israeli violence, by both soldiers and settlers.

    Yet despite this disinformation, a quarter of American Jews believe that Palestinians are willing to live in peace with Israel, while only 35% disagree with that claim. Again, the poor information is surely responsible for the fact that 41% are unsure or undecided.

    Perhaps most important, 47% of those surveyed want the US to push Israel to be more conciliatory, while only 20% oppose this. 40% believe the US should be more even-handed than it is.




    http://www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/

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    • thanks--
      I guess its about time-- no one can accuse me of rushing into anything, or being too young.;-)

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      Plus, she has a daughter!!!!

      I have two of my own...18 & 16.....do realize what a pain in the asss they can be??????

      I lovem to death....but ....look at it this way....your negotiation skills will become even SHARPER in the courtroom! LMAO....oh yea, ,,, and hang on to that walllet!

      I see it now...Lu, going to be the only guy on the golf course with one of those big chains attached to the loop of his plaid pants...and the other attached to his wallet!

      : )

    • And our Tax Dollars are being sucked dry!

      Without American Tax Payors....israel would be smashed like an acorn.

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      Gawd Johnno, this is really old news.

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      Ticker, Nice to hear from you again.

      Since your wife left you and you've come out of the closet...you have not joined us regularly? Try buying a crowbar and perhaps a neighbor will help pry that MuslimRumpRanger offf your asss so you can honor us with your wisdom more often?

      Cheerio,

      Your Friend,

      J

    • LOL

    • thanks--
      I guess its about time-- no one can accuse me of rushing into anything, or being too young.;-)

    • And our Tax Dollars are being sucked dry!

      Without American Tax Payors....israel would be smashed like an acorn.

      ------

      Gawd Johnno, this is really old news. When it was more salient, ie before the start of the Iraq war, you were all for Israel being armed to the teeth at America's behest. Now you're turning your bigot tendencies onto your former 'friends' I don't know how you live with yourself. (The Mrs must have pulled out years ago!)


      Most American Tax PAYERS (for f's sake spell it correctly, you've been told enough times)

    • step-daughter

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      Congrats Lu! Your fiance must be a very special woman for a bachelor like yourself to pull the trigger.

      : )

    • Maybe you and your fiance should use the trampoline??

    • <<I almost got sued!!!! And if they are under 21 and drinking....guess what???? You are ON THE HOOK!!!!

      My advice....make sure your home owners policy is paid up! >>

      thanks, you're not making me feel any better about this!

      I know all about this--- (that's what i do for a living---sue people.lol)

      step-daughter is already pissed off that she can't use the trampoline, despite my lecture as well as a thorough letter/email for our ins agent.

    • Have a great weekend--
      I will be holding my breath till tomorrow--- My fianse's daughter is having a big party at our house tonight---
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      LOL

      GOOD LUCK! Last year my daughter had a welcome home party for my son after completing his first year of college ...and she ended up decking a girl who came to the party uninvited , drunk, in a black mini skirt...with a thong...doing lap dances! I guess she got "way out of control"( I didn't ask...but I'm still curious what that meant?)

      I almost got sued!!!! And if they are under 21 and drinking....guess what???? You are ON THE HOOK!!!!

      My advice....make sure your home owners policy is paid up!

    • I'm like Patrick Swayze in roadhouse........RIGHT BOOT!

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      My favorite Patrick Swayze work was when he and Chris Farley did their Chippendales audition!

      Now that was some FUNNYYYY schtick!!!!!!

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