[Marxism] Re: How to answer these questions?

Steffie Brooks steffie.brooks at gmail.com
Mon Jul 31 17:19:20 MDT 2006

Apologies to everyone. I pushed "send" too soon.

The article below is good ammunition in the debate about how Jews do NOT
equal Zionism, even in the Middle East.

It's called "The Jews of Iraq" and here's the link:

On 7/31/06, Steffie Brooks <steffie.brooks at gmail.com> wrote:
>  "I write this article for the same reason Iwrote my book: to tell the
> American people, and especially American Jews, that Jews from Islamic
> lands did not emigrate willingly to Israel; that, to force them to leave,
> Jews killed Jews; and that, to buy time to confiscate ever more Arab
> lands, Jews on numerous occasions rejected genuine peace initiatives from
> their Arab neighbors.
> "I write about what the first prime minister of Israel called 'cruel
> Zionism.'
> -- Naeim Giladi, an Iraqi Jew in the Zionist Underground
> On 7/31/06, Mike Friedman <mikedf at amnh.org> wrote:
> >
> > A tough nut to crack, this one, at least if Franz Fanon was correct. I
> > think David's view of the issue is right. Palestinian people may well
> > have
> > internalized the lessons that Zionism so ably teaches: That
> > Zionism=Judaism, and that Arabs can expect no justice from that quarter.
> > In other words that Jews are the oppressors. I can't see Palestinians
> > making a fine distinction between Jews and Israelis as long as there is
> > an
> > occupation, and I don't think criticism of the resistance is in order
> > for
> > failing to make that distinction.

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