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I know many Jewish-Americans share your views (see Jewish Zionism
) and many do not (anti-Zionism
). Likewise many from the Christian Zionist
community who believe that the "Land of Israel" needs to be preserved for the second coming of Christ. Others may just be conditioned by political rhetoric.
I have researched this topic in the past, and have observed that sharing and arguing views on Zionism is a lot like arguing religious views. You won't change anyone's minds and all you do is make people mad. People have 100 percent certitude in their convictions.
Since you brought the topic up, I am curious as to how you formulated those views. Have they always been a part of your worldview from your childhood days? Do you read any of the Israeli media like Haaretz or the Jerusalem Post?
What American media sources influence your thinking? How about Al Jazeera or other Arab sourced media to round out your thinking?
We have discussed the Israel Palestine conflict many times in this forum, but most of those discussions do not go anywhere because we cannot even agree on the facts or people are so entrenched in their worldviews that a meaningful dialogue cannot take place. It would be helpful to know your background and the basis of your thinking before we engage you on this topic. [/quote]Mr. Schmidt,