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The Battle of Gaza

Bondman60 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 10:41 AM
And yes, being anti-Israel de facto makes you anti-Semitic. Why? Because the Jewish people were a nation, centered on the Land of Israel, long before the Jews were a religious group. Zionism is as central to Judaism as Jesus is to Christianity. Could one deny Jesus was the son of God without being seen as anti-Christian? One may argue with Israeli policies, but if one holds that the Jews do not have a right to their ancestral homeland, then one is by definition an anti-Semite.

There was no uncertainty about who won the battle for Constantinople in 1453 (the Ottoman Caliphate), or who lost the battle for Vienna in 1529 (the Ottoman Caliphate). In the Civil War, the North decisively defeated the South. In the Battle of the Bulge, the Allies prevailed, and the Axis never recovered.

These days, however, the fog of war shrouds not only conflicts that are underway, but even conflicts that have halted. And so there is now a debate about the outcome of what might be called November’s Battle of Gaza.

On one hand, the Israel Defense Forces hit with...