- Jun 27, 2005
It's true Judaism is more then just a religion, the same is true with Islam. But neither is a race. I am not personally aware of any Jews whom consider Judaism to be a race. There certainly may be Jews who do, but I would disagree with them. Judaism, as well as Islam, are a combination of religion, culture, politics, etc. The conflict between Israel and Palestine has nothing to do with race or racism, it is however about culture, religion, and politics.It is easy to understand that Jewish is a religion, NOT a race. However, there are enough Jews (and the arguments that have occurred on AT are numerous to show this - go seek it out) that think Judaism is a RACE . This is where your argument falls apart.
So from their perspective, you have "Jews" and Arabs. Thus you can apply the racist argument.
Correct, this is my point. There was no Palestinian nationality until 1949. They were Jordanians and Egyptians, and before that, Ottomans. There is no such thing as a Palestinian race.Jordanians and Egyptions are not races. They are NATIONALITIES.
I didn't call you a Jew Basher because you made arguments against the policies of the Israeli government. I called you a Jew basher because you call the Israeli government "racist", which is meaningless diatribe.Calling people 'Jew Bashers' because they oppose the policies of Israel is a meaningless statement because it is a thinly veiled means to draw away rightful criticism against the Israeli Government.