In a recent comment here at Israel Thrives, Nagaura tells us the following:
August 28, 2012 7:00 AM
You. That being the collective you of this blog are so obtuse it's just amazing. My disagreements have nothing to do with Israel it's existence, citizens, or religion.
They have everything to do with this blog and its supporters who see anyone who aren't in complete compliance your beliefs as enemies of Israel. While I or others may not always agree with Israeli government policy it does not make us enemies of Israel or its people. We are simply on the other side of a particular issue.
Yet, because you are so myopic the ability to see simple disagreement have escaped you.
Finally you will only see what you want to concerning what I've written that is on you.
I want to address two aspects of Nagaura's statement.
The first is this:
They have everything to do with this blog and its supporters who see anyone who aren't in complete compliance your beliefs as enemies of Israel.
This statement is a little unusual in that I have no idea what beliefs that we allegedly, collectively hold that we demand compliance with, lest we conclude that the non-compliant individual is an enemy of Israel. In short, I have no idea what Nagaura is referring to, specifically. We are certainly opposed to anti-Zionism, but no anti-Zionist can credibly claim to be anything but an enemy of Israel.
Having said that, however, I see nothing to indicate that Nagaura is anti-Zionist and therefore, as far as I am concerned, she is more than welcome to participate here and challenge anything that s/he wishes.
While I or others may not always agree with Israeli government policy it does not make us enemies of Israel or its people.
Absolutely. I would never suggest that anyone who disagrees with Israeli government policy is, ipso facto, an enemy of that country. But, again, what policy is Nagaura talking about?
I have been consistent from the beginning in welcoming diversity of opinion in Israel Thrives which is why the regulars here do not even agree among themselves as who to vote for come November and the presidential election.
That being the case, I would invite Naguara to voice his or her concerns so that they can be addressed.