Originally Posted by Professor
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]The reason I asked because it seems that every time I bring Israel into the Iraq conflict all I hear are accusations of that I am an anti-Semite and worse yet a watering down of the thread occurs with bullshit and side topics. I know that itâ€™s a taboo in our country to even challenge Israelâ€™s position...
You reach for a glorious contrarian position that is non-existent. If you take the time to read, lots of folks in the USA have lots of different opinions about the USA and about our relationship with Israel. There is a strong consensus of support for Israel, but it is a pluralistic support, not a monolithic support. Some few supporters of Israel are bigoted anti-Arab wackoes. And you can probably list 3-4 reasons other than bigotry why various Americans may support Israel.
The same basic properties concern people who are not supporters of Israel. Some of them are completely freaked-out nazi oven-stocking bigots. But we can probably construct a list of 3-4 or more reasons why folks don't support Israel. Again, pluralistic, not monolithic.
It is an artificial constraint on reason to assume that all (supporters/non-supporters) think a certain way. In it's own way, that too is a form of prejudice, when one thinks that all people are driven by some sort of binary choice mechanism. Instead, most people have a variety of motivations that result in a generalized choice.
I am generally a supporter of Israel. I'll bet you cannot accurately describe why I choose to support Israel, but I'll bet you believe you know.