I am not American. I am an immigrant without voting rights.
But Duke's membership in the Ku Klux Klan is enough to avoid him like hell. This guy is extremely bad, but I'm not going to argue more about it.
maybe you can give us a course here on shiachat and also teach us how the zionists abuse it. thanks
Thanks for the idea. I'll try to find time to write about it in detail and open a thread.
Oh really? The British didn't take Jews in and wouldn't let them to settle in Palestine, when Hitler was killing them in Europe. The British only supported the Zionist movement as long as it was strengthening their imperialist power. By the way, the local Palestinian Jews were not happy with Zionism either. Ever read how Jacob Israel de Haan was murdered by the Zionists?
1. The Zionist plans for Palestine pre-dated the Holocaust by several decades. These plans acknowledged that the native population would need to be forcibly removed. So it's a bit rich for the Palestinians to then be asked to gift the land out of goodwill.
2. The initial allocation of land to Israel (and the Zionist acceptance of it) was no more than a short term bargaining ploy. We know this because the modern Zionist claim of Jerusalem being their undivided capital for eternity.
It's a bit more complicated. Zionism was originally a more diverse movement. Some people first suggested Uganda instead of Palestine. Some people like Martin Buber and Judah Magnes believed in peaceful co-existence together with the local population in a bi-national state. Now it's considered an anti-Zionist position, but up until 1950s it was still considered a left-wing variety of Zionism. But the more militant Zionist factions, who wanted to grab Jerusalem from the beginning with, eventually won.