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U.S./Israel Relations


Lhalo

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"US relations with Israel have plunged to new depths of bitterness and hostility as senior officials in the Obama administration decried Binyamin Netanyahu as a “chickenshit prime minister”, “coward” and a man more interested in his own political survival than peace."

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/29/binyamin-netanyahu-a-chickenshit-say-us-officials-in-explosive-interview

 

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The furious assessment delivered in anonymous but no-holds barred comments in an interview with the American journalist Jeffrey Goldberg in the Atlantic underline a state of anger with Netanyahu that is characterised as “red hot”.

Wait, an anonymous source is calling the prime minister of Israel chickenshit? That is just a little too hypocritical for me to swallow.

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Response from Israel/Netanyahu:

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/29/israel-netanyahu-chickenshit_n_6068088.html

 

Economy Minister Naftali Bennett, whose ultranationalist Jewish Home party belongs to the coalition but who has had testy relations with Netanyahu, defended him on Facebook.

 

"The prime minister of Israel is not a private person. He is the leader of the Jewish state and the entire Jewish people. Cursing the prime minister and calling him names is an insult not just to him but to the millions of Israeli citizens and Jews across the globe," he wrote.

 

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So is it racist to call Netanyahu a "chickenshit"?

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Response from Israel/Netanyahu:

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/29/israel-netanyahu-chickenshit_n_6068088.html

 

Economy Minister Naftali Bennett, whose ultranationalist Jewish Home party belongs to the coalition but who has had testy relations with Netanyahu, defended him on Facebook.

 

"The prime minister of Israel is not a private person. He is the leader of the Jewish state and the entire Jewish people. Cursing the prime minister and calling him names is an insult not just to him but to the millions of Israeli citizens and Jews across the globe," he wrote.

 

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So is it racist to call Netanyahu a "chickenshit"?

Where does it say anything about racism in that sentence?

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Response from Israel/Netanyahu:

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/29/israel-netanyahu-chickenshit_n_6068088.html

 

Economy Minister Naftali Bennett, whose ultranationalist Jewish Home party belongs to the coalition but who has had testy relations with Netanyahu, defended him on Facebook.

 

"The prime minister of Israel is not a private person. He is the leader of the Jewish state and the entire Jewish people. Cursing the prime minister and calling him names is an insult not just to him but to the millions of Israeli citizens and Jews across the globe," he wrote.

 

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So is it racist to call Netanyahu a "chickenshit"?

 

No, it is chickenshit to call him chickenshit through an anonymous source. If the Obama administration wants to use such language then they need to attach a face, a department and office to the statements so they can get the proper response channeled directly to them. But Obama's administration is too chickenshit.

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you know, i find it presumptuous for Israel to assume all Jews in the world... hate to break to to them, but all Israelis are not Jewish, and all Jews are not Israeli... a religion is not a nationality.

 

Your comment shows a distinct misunderstanding of the common use of the term "Jew".  It is not a religious term. 

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Whether or not they consider it a race is their prerogative, but no religion is a race by definition so, its kinda moot.

 

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Jew?s=t

 

Jew
[joo] /dÊ’u/ SpellSyllables
noun
1.
one of a scattered group of people that traces its descent from the Biblical Hebrews or from postexilic adherents of Judaism; Israelite.
2.
a person whose religion is Judaism.
3.
a subject of the ancient kingdom of Judah.

 

 

 

 

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