What upsets me is that the Prime Minister of Israel behaved like Al Sharpton.
Substitute the word "blacks", or "Hispanics" for "arab" and you can see how wrong it is. No politician would say, Hey white people, the blacks are coming out in droves, you should be worried. I am not usually a Bibi basher, quite the contrary, I lean well to the right on Israel, but this time his choice of words was ill-chosen.
Bibi went over the line in his statements about Arab voters. If they can vote in Israel, they are Israelis, period. They have the right to vote and, like all citizens, should be encouraged to exercise that right.
Regarding his comments on two states, most of us, both right and left, pretty well know what the two states will look like geographically. But the status quo is good business for Hamas, just as it was good for Arafat and his PLO. And fear-mongering continues to win Israeli elections and bring all the perks of political power to those who spread it. In the Middle East, as in most places, "follow the money". Sad, isn't it?
OK, enough. let's call a truce, ok? I was upset at the "bubbie" thing, which you may think is benighn, but I don't. And in the past I have, indeed called others to task for what often feels like personal attacks rather than the exchange of opinions. But we've both had our say on this, so time to move on, ok?
I presume someone using the name "Deborah" is a woman. As is "Channah". And calling the women who post "bubbies" is condescending. I don't see you calling the men "Grandpa" or "Old Man". Her reply, "Sugar" is clearly sarcastic. Is it not possible to exchange opinions without the name-calling? Name-calling is the refuge of those with little else to offer, is that how you see yourself? You have strong opinions, share them without the meanness and condescension, please.
What is it with you calling the women who post on this site "bubbie"? Do you know how offensive that is? Or do you not care?
As a senator, Diane Feinstein "speaks for" the people of California in Congress. Does she believe they all agree with everything she says and does? As the elected Prime Minister of Israel, Netanyahu does, in fact, speak for the Jewish state. The majority of Jews in Diaspora similarly support Israel. Hence Netanyahu does speak for Jews as a whole, if not for every individual. The same way Feinstein speaks for California as a whole. Her comment was idiotic.
A small, well-placed "two-fer" drone strike would be most satisfying, n'est-ce pas?
If you can't see the difference between a woman wearing pants, and a "culturally insensitive" t-shirt, then you cant be reasoned with.
Are the ultra-Orthodox physically incapable of averting their eyes from sights that offend them? Tolerance for those who are different works both ways, folks.