Skip to comments.Natalie Portman and the Crisis of Liberal Zionism
Posted on 04/26/2018 10:22:17 AM PDT by WisconsinRep
Natalie Portmans statement is a model of liberal Zionist dissent. It focuses its fire on Israels elected leadership, while evincing love for its people; insists that one need not choose between the Jewish value of empathy for the marginalized, and support for the Jewish state; and frames her criticism of Israeli policy as a defense of Israels own best interests all while explicitly disavowing the BDS movement.
For decades, progressive Jews have been assured that such sentiments are kosher. The notion that there is a fundamental distinction between the righteousness of Israeli policy and Israels right to exist as a Jewish state has enabled countless American Jews to reconcile their liberal values with unconditional support for the latter premise. Radicals might have insisted that illiberalism and state Zionism were inextricable; that the maintenance of a majority-Jewish nation in a predominantly Muslim region would inevitably require discriminatory policies. But liberal Jews knew better; they could support both the Israelis and Palestinians one day, there would be two states for two peoples, Zionism and democracy, from the river to the sea.
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Something tells me she has not been paying particularly close attention to what is transpiring in Israel.
All based on the delusion that the State of Israel could ever be accepted as just another secular nation-state.
Isnt she the gate keeper for the worm hole to the stuffing mines on a distant planet?
“Movie Stars. Is there anything they DON’T know?” ~ Homer J. Simpson
She should stick to rapping.
This poor little cupcake has no idea how strong Israel has to be right now to defeat the desires of terrorist groups.
The intellect of a Leftist stops growing at about 15. They fall in love with the idea of Leftist's
promises lies and never grow out of it. Those that do, shun Leftist ideology.
Our schools are dead set at turning out as many Portmans as they can. Amazingly enough, some kids are too smart for them.
Isn't it interesting how the Left portray children as more intelligent than adults, and yet the Leftist adults are trying to propagandize that very age group. Leftists are first and foremost liars, many even to themselves.
Nasty Porthole ALERT!
Always fun hearing from Padme Armadillo.
But Israel is not a secular nation-state.
Israel is an ethnostate which holds its territory by the Laws of War.
There's nothing wrong with that. We got the Great Plains the same way, and if Israel wants to use smallpox blankets (and is prepared to deal with the consequences), I'm fine with that.
“If the leadership is being condemned, then, whoever does the condemning is also condemning the people. Simple logic. “
And it would seem that we have the same situation here with respect to our RAT Party and their notion that “America really didn’t elect Donald J. Trump President!”
The Padme has gone to the Dark Side.
Like most people in Hollywood.
Does being against the State of Israel automatically make you antisemitic?
Uri Tidhar, been an Israeli for my whole life.
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Not automatically. Maybe he just didnt think it all the way through. But when you think of it, the conclusion is positive. One whos against Israel, is also against the existance of the Jewish people.
When Jews didnt have a state of their own, there were pogroms, genocides, and a lot of discrimination against them. Seeing the current antisemitism in Europe and other countries doesnt make me think that anything has changed.
If Jews were to receive another piece of land instead of the land of Israel (like Uganda that was offered as an option decades before Israel was established), would the locals population would have welcomed the new immigrants? Would the Jews would have been welcomed ANYWHERE?
Theres no place for Jews on this earth, except for the land of Israel, and even this land, which is our origin land, did not come easy.
So basically one who wants Israel gone, also wants the Jewish people gone.
Carrying the Name of the Lord in vain is what she’s doing. Pretending to be a good Jew, yet qualifying it for her lefty audience and so-called pals.
Though God is everywhere, and He keeps the Books.
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