Sign the petition against new settlements

https://secure.avaaz.org/act/index.php?r=act

go on….do it

This attachment comes along with news about Obama and his attempts to talk with Israel about limiting the settlements on the West Bank.

And this news item is no surprise: his stance is being seen as anti Israel and anti Zionist.

It seems to me that we live in a world where increasingly, reasoned argument is allowed less and less. As soon as an issue is raised for discussion there is an accusation of being ‘anti’ something. Once an argument is raised or a point of view stated, the opposing side negate it with emotional hysteria.

Sure, Israel has behaved badly over the West Bank, but criticising that behaviour doesn’t mean one is against that society – just their actions.

Keep going Obama, I say, that’s why the world wanted you there. And er, keep safe.

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