Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Response to RC

I invited BDS supporters to engage in dialogue.  RC was kind enough to post something.  Below is his note and my response. 
Dear Barbara,

You relentlessly attack your political enemies, yet you post videos lauding Ariel Sharon and Benjamin Netanyahu? You are a shill for the State of Israel. You have never once criticized Israel for anything. Most BDS supporters like myself condemn nationalism and chauvinism of all sorts. Neither Hamas nor Kach! You cannot claim the same objectivity, as you are a liberal in terms of your food choices, but a far-right-winger in your politics.

Dear RC-
Thank you for taking the time to respond.  I hope you will respond in kind to my comments.


  1. Excellent, well written response. Kol ha'kavod.

  2. Thank you Barb. Very well written.
    I wanted to respond to RC myself but your entry was far more eloquent than anything i started to piece together.

  3. The responder had guts to accept your challenge to a battle of wits since obviously you outnumber him or her two to one.

  4. Barb:

    Well done. You might also choose to point out that the end goal of BDS-- the elimination of the one Jewish state in favor of a 23rd or 24th (lost count by now) Arab state-- is identical to the goal of Hamas. Yet the goal of most Israelis (and most American supporters of Israel) is for a state of Israel living in peace with its neighbors including an Arab state of Palestine.

  5. Thank you, Dr. Mike.

    I wrote an analysis of BDS and its goals here and here. Feel free to recycle.



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