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Peace Now anti-war rally expresses (gasp) love for Israel

Check out this video of a Peace Now demonstration against the war in Gaza. Yariv Oppenheimer. Peace Now’s current honcho, explains the point of the rally:

We are here because we care about the [Israeli] soldiers. We are here because we care about the residents of southern Israel. And yes, we are here because we care about the Palestinians that live inside Gaza…Our Zionism and our love of our own country does not make us blind or bloodthirsty or warmongers.

There are those who believe his last sentence expresses a contradiction in terms, that he is deluding himself if he thinks his love for the Jewish state can be associated with anything other than the worst crimes imaginable. I beg to differ. That’s another reason why I’m feeling lonely amidst fellow critics of the war…

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