Orange Room Supporter
My bad.. I only read the Ahmad Aoun bit and got fired up in a big way.I think you are misunderstanding a lot of things, so please let me clarify.
I wasn't calling President Aoun "Ahmad Aoun". There is a forum user by that name "
Ahmad Aoun", you can find his posts in the thread Jo linked. My comment was referring to that person's posts.
I also wasn't accusing you of antisemitism. I was responding to what I understood from your post, that's all. That Jews do not hate others based on race, religion, or nationality.
Furthermore, Jews marry other Jews, that is both social and cultural, and also it is an inherited self-preservation practice due to centuries of being persecuted. If you cannot understand that, it's your problem. That said, Jews still choose to marry non-Jews sometimes, but they are not shunned or disowned by their families; Jews are very open-minded in that regard. Unlike the Druze, for example.
I can't know why your Jewish friends cut social ties with you, but I do not believe for a second it is out of "hate" for you. Also, you cannot take your personal situation and generalize it onto all Jews. At this past Rosh HaShana, I invited a Lebanese friend over to our celebration at my friend's relatives' house. Half the family were Moroccan Jews, and the elders lived in exile in Morocco many decades ago and can understand Arabic and speak a little. So, they invited my Lebanese friend to bless the challa (bread) in Arabic, so that he feels involved and not a stranger. I can't think of a better example of cultural exchange and immersion than that. Please note that there were around 100 people from different walks of life and different cities or villages, states or provinces, and countries at the party. The point I am trying to illustrate is that they had different environments in which they grew up in. As diverse as it gets. So, where is that hate that Jews are supposedly taught?
As for Israel teaching that "killing babies is ok," where the **** did you get that from?
As for the Jews, Its not just me they disconnected with, we had a large number of Asian, Greek and Lebanese in our group. I was probably closer to them because we attended the same lectures. But we still meet once a year and their topic comes up.
Israelis see Palestinians as objects and not people. they bomb civilians without blinking , just like they did in Beirut. Don't be naive and assume they didnt know ?! .