Comments on: “I Used To Hate Israel” http://www.israellycool.com/2012/03/13/i-used-to-hate-israel/ Down Under Punditry in the Middle East Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:34:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 By: Yao Lang http://www.israellycool.com/2012/03/13/i-used-to-hate-israel/comment-page-1/#comment-195764 Tue, 13 Nov 2012 05:09:19 +0000 http://www.israellycool.com/?p=37356#comment-195764 So great, good Australian, unlike those who speak ill of the Jews. I mean, I am just TIRED of the pro-Palestine BS, I really am.

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By: Changing His Mind About Israel | Israellycool http://www.israellycool.com/2012/03/13/i-used-to-hate-israel/comment-page-1/#comment-175812 Tue, 26 Jun 2012 10:56:53 +0000 http://www.israellycool.com/?p=37356#comment-175812 […] His Mind About Israel Aussie Dave | Jun 26, 2012 | 0 commentsIn March I posted about Irish artist and filmmaker Nicky Larkin, who used to hate Israel but came to his senses.Here […]

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By: Takeshi http://www.israellycool.com/2012/03/13/i-used-to-hate-israel/comment-page-1/#comment-165949 Thu, 15 Mar 2012 16:55:52 +0000 http://www.israellycool.com/?p=37356#comment-165949 This is an encouraging story and I had a similar journey. I was raised in Ireland and thought that the Palestinians were the victims of a major injustice and that they had the right to fight Israel to gain their independence.

I began to question my support for them during the second intifada. I could no longer resolve my view of Palestinians struggling for freedom with the reality of suicide bomber targeting civilians and statements calling for the destruction of Israel. That was my starting point of actually listening to what each side said and did, aside from the anti-Israel propaganda that the Irish media propagates.

I came to the conclusion that there is a moral imperative for anyone who supports freedom and democracy to support Israel.

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By: brett http://www.israellycool.com/2012/03/13/i-used-to-hate-israel/comment-page-1/#comment-165827 Thu, 15 Mar 2012 00:20:39 +0000 http://www.israellycool.com/?p=37356#comment-165827 Hey Nicky, I still hate your formerly jew hating guts.

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By: Jim from Iowa http://www.israellycool.com/2012/03/13/i-used-to-hate-israel/comment-page-1/#comment-165764 Wed, 14 Mar 2012 16:06:52 +0000 http://www.israellycool.com/?p=37356#comment-165764 The sad reality is, as you get older, memory fades. Alas, you’re right Norman. Thanks for the correction. I wish I could remember the exact quote (from “Annie Hall” – I think) but the Woody Allen character, in a life-affirming moment, points out that you can be a total maniac and still be a success in life.

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By: Norman B. http://www.israellycool.com/2012/03/13/i-used-to-hate-israel/comment-page-1/#comment-165759 Wed, 14 Mar 2012 15:44:28 +0000 http://www.israellycool.com/?p=37356#comment-165759 Your Woody Allen quote from “Radio Days” is actually from “Annie Hall”. A boy classmate says, “I sell tallises.” A girl classmate says, “I am into leather.”

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By: SKWA http://www.israellycool.com/2012/03/13/i-used-to-hate-israel/comment-page-1/#comment-165706 Wed, 14 Mar 2012 10:17:37 +0000 http://www.israellycool.com/?p=37356#comment-165706 As an Iranian residing in Australia, I have to admit that while I have never hated Israel, as a teenager I believed in the rubbish that was peddled to me by the media: “the poor poor Palestinians, Wah Wah Wah!”. Six years ago I finally realised how disgusting the bias against Israel is and the double standards applied to it. The media machine is ugly and incredibly dangerous. I am not a hateful person to any group of people but I am now sick to death about hearing about the palestinians and the so called “apartheid”. While I am ignorant when it comes to Judaism, Zionism and the relevance it has to Israel, but I do know how important it is in the existence of Israel as the Jewish homeland, and its struggle against its bloodthirsty, primitive, neighbouring sharks.

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By: Shy Guy http://www.israellycool.com/2012/03/13/i-used-to-hate-israel/comment-page-1/#comment-165673 Wed, 14 Mar 2012 05:53:56 +0000 http://www.israellycool.com/?p=37356#comment-165673 Perhaps the Irish are green with envy?

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By: juvanya http://www.israellycool.com/2012/03/13/i-used-to-hate-israel/comment-page-1/#comment-165567 Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:11:23 +0000 http://www.israellycool.com/?p=37356#comment-165567 What makes no sense is the Irish hatred of Israel when they both had the common enemy of Britain.

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By: juvanya http://www.israellycool.com/2012/03/13/i-used-to-hate-israel/comment-page-1/#comment-165566 Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:10:04 +0000 http://www.israellycool.com/?p=37356#comment-165566 And for everyone like him, ten go the other way. But perhaps he will reach people with this. Perhaps the tide is turning.

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