Am I the only one who thinks it is odd that Bob Rae uses being married to a Jew as an argument proving he is not anti-Israel? Now in his defence, it was one of many arguments, but still.
Firstly, you can be Jewish and be anti-Israel. Many Canadian Jews are not Zionists, as they put it.
Bob Rae's argument would be like Gerard Kennedy saying he isn't anti-Quebec, after all he is married to an Acadian-Catholic. It isn't a valid argument. Granted, neither is Micheal Ignatieff's "I lived in Israel". So what? I lived in Toronto, what does that prove?
Being the child of a mixed marriage, believe me, marriage doesn't prove anything.
By the way, what is so wrong with being anti-Israel? It is a country that discriminates based on religion. Bob Rae's wife could become a citizen of Israel but he would be out of luck.
Israel needs to give the Palestinians in the occupied territories full citizenship rights or get out, NOW. Imagine if Acadians, Quebeckers or Aboriginals weren't allowed to vote in federal elections. They aren't to happy now, take away democratic options and you are inviting/justifying violence.
No country should be based on religion or communism. And certainly, no country should deny voting rights based on ethnicity, religion or sex. As a result, the United-States should stop subsidizing Israel. And Israelis should give up on their dream of a Jewish utopia.
Hezbollah wants a Islamic state, Israel wants a Jewish state. They are both wrong. Equally. But maybe I think that because I'm a Liberal who isn't married to a Jew and has never lived in Israel...