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Paul Winter is the cross I have to bear I guess. There are some pretty rotten comments about Zionists and Jews as well. Unless they are really terrible I leave them alone.
Of course, you are free to comment on want Paul Winter wrote, if you think it is worthy of comment.
Trittin was explaining what in his view, Steinmeier should say "clearly" to Israel. Trittin is a member of the Bundestag foreign affairs committee and therefore an official of Bundesrepublik Deutschland, just as Lieberman was an MK when he made silly remarks about blowing up the Aswan dam. I don't think he was a government official then, was he?
Zionism-Israel, Monday, May 11th
When ZionNation bases an entire article on the comments of someone who represents no government or diplomatic entity in the face of such a pathetic performance by Israel’s foreign minister, it is very strange. The argument shifts away from the severe damage Israel’s chief of foreign policy has made and continues to make, and centralizes on the old theme of paranoia in the face of the EU and Germany specifically.
Yet rather than deal with the facts ZioNation knows only how to make attempts at ad hominem remarks: “you apparently do not have the sense..” is the latest one.
From there we move into the land of ifs and ands and woulds and shoulds : the writer has intimate knowledge of who is and who is not the target of this peripheral politician, that he prophetically knows what Shimon Peres would have said (why is this relevant?) and how he would be answered and with which excuses.
Regarding an email address: the website has provided a framework whereby comments can be made with an email address, a user name and a homepage – either of which, not all of which. If the website requires providing id or email data as a rule for commentary, I will happily oblige however at this time I see that it is not required and I will work within the constraints I see provided.
With respect to commentary, the same care and time the editors have taken to write up texts is also taken up by visitors to this site to read, and either agree or contest and reply.
Dismissive personal reactions to commentary that provide a different perspective to conclusions reached here, suggest in general that the core arguments are based on very thin and shaky foundations, and a disservice is done by this rather than seriously tackling and resolving issues.
Likewise, silence in the face of the dissemination of racist commentary (see the comment relating to “Mohammedans” following the article on the 7th May) does no good for “Progressive Zionism”.
jayzed, Sunday, May 10th
Jayzed has too many 'official' opinions for someone who will not even provide an email address.
Lieberman's buffoonery is unfortunate. I made that clear enough I think. But it cannot be allowed to be an excuse for violation of diplomatic protocol and unfair attacks on Israel. You apparently do not have the sense to realize that Mr Trittin is attacking you and not Lieberman or "ostjuden."
He would say the same thing if Shimon Peres was foreign minister, but he would find a different excuse to say it.
Zionism-Israel, Saturday, May 9th
The author says “Jurgen Trittin of the Green Party evidently has the illusion that he is supposed to be actually in charge of Israeli foreign policy”
One could argue that the implication is that Trittin is in charge of German foreign policy. He is not. In fact his party is not in the government representing Germany nor does he represent the European Union which somehow gets embroiled into this piece.
Unlike Trittin and Germany, Mr Lieberman does represent Israeli foreign policy and he does speak for the government of Israel. His statements unravel more support and friendship than a thousand bloggers on pro Zionist websites can hope to mend.
It would be prudent for this website to refrain from consistently taking on the role of an apologist for Lieberman’s political oafishness which is fast becoming the trademark of Israeli foreign policy.
jayzed, Saturday, May 9th
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