[quote]Originally posted by New:
<strong>NoahJ: How can my point be any weaker than yours, when none of us live there, and all I did was tell you that many israelis don't agree with you...</strong><hr></blockquote>
Reread my post, then pay attention to the line "You still do not live there yourself. So your opinion if it is an overreaction is just as good as mine.
[quote]<strong>your point about living there is absolutly nonsens. I have both jewish friends and family and palestinian friends who live in the mideast, who have lived there and/or follow the conflict daily. don't tell me that I have no right to care about the ongoing tragedy in the mideast.
I disagree. I never said you could not care. I am trying to point out that your opinion is not any better than any others here. No more valid nor any more important. I am also trying to make the point that I would give a lot more weight to your opinion if you lived there. Why? Because you live there and actually have a stake in what is going on. I have friends that live all over the world. Do I feel bad when bad things happen? Sure. Does it make my opinion about their country or political situation more valid because I know them? No.
Oh, and as far as the picture, aimed right at the US by someone who obviously follow US politics. If I make a big sign, take a picture of it and make sure that it closely follows whatever nations political scene does that make my position more valid?
[EDIT] Expanded my disagreement to let you know why I disagree, and what with.[/EDIT]
[ 02-26-2002: Message edited by: NoahJ ]</p>