<OT> ubuntu bad press

Cybe R. Wizard cybe_r_wizard at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 30 03:07:24 UTC 2011

On Tue, 30 Aug 2011 01:53:18 +0100
Avi Greenbury <lists at avi.co> didst polemicize thusly:

> Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
> > Need I point out (again) that, to Israel, all Jews are Israeli and
> > that, to many (if not most/all) Jews, they are also Israeli no
> > matter their political affiliation?
> > 
> Really? That's rather counter to my experience of either.
As for the first statement, from:
"Israel was established as a homeland for the Jewish people and is
often referred to as a Jewish state. The country's Law of Return grants
all Jews and those of Jewish lineage the right to Israeli citizenship."

and for the second, from:
"Decolonization and immigration form the major background of much
contemporary heritage tourism. Falling travel costs have also made
heritage tourism possible for more people.
Another possible form involves religious travel or pilgrimages. Many
Catholics from around the world come to the Vatican and other sites
such as Lourdes or Fátima. Large numbers of Jews have both visited
Israel and emigrated there. Many have also gone to Holocaust sites and

Of course, that neither makes one Israeli nor is it in any way
definitive, but certainly shows a cultural if not religious affiliation
and, therefore, a national allegiance to (probably too strong a word.
Possibly, "identification with?") Israel, at least in it's persona of
Jewish nation.

Admittedly, my own experience with either subject is nil but I /do/
read and try to keep up. 

Cybe R. Wizard -knew a Jewish girl once who was becoming Buddhist
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