Iraq backs Israel boycott

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  1. Ben W

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    This is what western soldiers in Iraq die for, so that Jewish people can be persecuted :(

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    The US-backed Iraqi government sent an official representative to this week's meeting of the Arab League Boycott Office in Damascus, The Jerusalem Post has learned, prompting criticism from members of Congress and the Bush administration.

    Liaison officers from 14 countries met for four days this week to discuss ways of intensifying the Arab embargo against Israel. Among those taking part were delegates from several ostensible US allies, such as Iraq, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait.

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  2. KenH

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    No. Western soldiers have died and are dying to remove Saddam Hussein from power and to attempt to install a democratic form of government. As a sovereign nation, Iraq can conduct its business as it wishes toward Israel whether we like it or not. If we don't like it, then we can start withdrawing our troops - which I have been in favor of doing for quite some time since Saddam Hussein is out of power and Iraq now has a democratic form of government.
     
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    Boycotting Israel, while debatably the wrong decision and based on hate, is a far cry from persecuting Israel and Jewish people. I think you probably overdid it a bit.

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  4. Ben W

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    Boycotting Israel results in several things,

    1, Not permitting Israelite made products or products that contain Israelite made componentry to be imported. The idea being to stifle the free market and cause people that live in Israel not to have employment.

    2, Refusal to export goods to Israel. Resulting in Israelites being unable to access products. Imagine what this would do to oil prices in the U.S if the Arab league informed the U.S that they would no longer export them any oil. Supply and Demand.

    3, No entry to your nation to anyone that is from Israel, nor anyone from any other nation that has visited there. Again designed to curb tourism in Israel and cause economic loss.

    In the days of the Old Testament, they besiged a city until it fell, this is really no different.
     
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    Ben,

    You are stretching the definition of persecution beyond all recognition.

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    Joseph, good point. I don't think the small population of Iraq is going to make a lot of difference in the boycott of Israel.

    People don't seem to grasp that Iraq is not that populated, but Iran, on the other hand has a LOT of people. This is why Iran will be a nightmare compared to Iraq.
     
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    That is incorrect. Websters dictionary defines presecution as:

    the act or practice of persecuting;the affliction of pain, punisment, or death upon others, especially for reasons of religion, race, or politics.
    2. the state of being persecuted.
    3. annoyance by persistant unwelcome attentions or requests.
    4. prosecution

    I would say Isreal is being persecuted, clearly.
     
  8. Ben W

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    Iraq on there own are not massive numbers of people that is true, however their support for the Arab League makes for a large number of people that are able to persecute Israel for the reasons that I mentioned above.

    How many soldiers have died in Iraq that are Jewish? Is it worth dying for a nation that wants to persecute your own people?

    Western soldiers die in Iraq, yet really what for? To bring democracy in Iraq, so that the leadership of Iraq can join in with anti semitism?
     

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