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The Israeli Peace Movement

Jan 24, 2007

I have always been careful to criticize Zionism as separate from Judaism or Jews in general. Zionism is an ideology, not a race or a nation. In a way, all Israelis are Zionists simply because they live in that part of the world, but not all Israelis (or even Zionists) are motivated in the same way.

When Sharon invaded Lebanon back in the early 1980's, it created a huge peace movement that protested his brutality. The peace parties have been largely marginalized since the Likud Party came to power, but not all Israelis support the anti-Palestinian power politics of their leaders. It is the same in America, where not all Americans support President Bush's war-ventures in the Middle East.

Here is an interesting article from an Israeli source that gives voice to the peace movement there.

http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/47110/


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