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  • Bret Stephens equates anti-Zionists with white nationalists in the 'New York Times'
    • “I think that Spain decided a few years back to offer citizenship to any descendant of the Jewish people expelled in the days of the Catholic Kings. This became difficult to do meaningfully...,” mhughes
      It is actually fairly easy to prove meaningfully for legal purposes. Here on Mondo people often engage in abstract logical acrobatics, seeking of absolute moral truths, pseudo scientific genetic debates, etc. In civil law, a much simpler standard applies, what a reasonable person would think. So I very much qualify as a Bulgarian Jew. My family name is Catalan, my grandparents spoke Ladino and it is a matter of general agreement that the Bulgarian Jewish community has Spanish origin. All this search for absolutes makes for a good logical game but in practical terms everyone knows who is a Sephardic Jew. I didn’t take advantage of the offer because by the time it was made I was already an American citizen. But were I to go to the Spanish embassy, they would immediately understand the heart of the matter. My religion is of no consequence in this, it’s just a thing you know in your gut. As a philosopher you tend to seek complexity when none is needed.

  • Israel's real fear about the Iran deal: It puts pressure on the occupation
    • "for an empire Jew propagandist," Keith
      I like being an empire Jew. It sure beats being a Bulgarian Jew. By the way, my son's girlfriend is Native American. He is only two and a half, but I have a feeling he will surpass me in that department too. You see Keith, my son is the real empire Jew. I am a peasant, still, from Sofia, the old Serdica, Justinian's birthplace. Now that was an emperor. Are you a fan of the East Roman Empire? The Persian one? Or you just dislike all empires?

  • 'Oglethorpe stands with Palestine': BDS comes to the American south (Updated)
    • "That might include you but who cares. Not me." Oldgeezer.
      No offense taken. Freedom of speech is very important. As to "divided loyalties" surely every reasonably intelligent person has loyalties towards all sorts of things. A Hispanic catholic woman may be "loyal" to Catholicism, womanhood and other Hispanics. I am a non-religious Bulgarian Jew in the U.S. so I also have a whole set of loyalties.
      But if you choose to not like Bernie Sanders because of the suspicion that he might be a dual citizen, that's your right of course. The man has a one in several thousand chance to become president, so it is all moot anyway.

  • Israelis go to the polls today--and nobody knows who will win (Updated)
    • Duke Seafoid until he tells you it’s all right. Mooser
      He kind of is for a bulgarian Jew. Northern Europeans all feel like dukes to us. It's hard to explain.

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