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NY panel featuring Adelson asks whether Jews can exist without Israel

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AdelsonA heck of a full-page ad in the New York Times the other day, don’t you think? For an event at Yeshiva University this Tuesday. Someone’s spendy.
Will Jews ExistAt least three of the panelists are rightwingers, including the formidable Sheldon Adelson, and Shmuley Boteach, mentor to Democrats (Senator-elect Cory Booker and Ambassador Samantha Power).

It would seem that in the view of this panel, Jewish existence is predicated on the existence of the state of Israel, because Jews everywhere else are assimilating. This is connected to Yair Lapid’s idea that the only place you can be Jewish is Israel. (And to the widespread belief inside Israel that American Jews are falling away from Judaism.)

Many supporters of Israel say it is anti-Semitic to oppose the existence of a Jewish state. I imagine this panel will agree.

Thanks to Helena Cobban, who took the photograph at the top.

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Again with Iran…

Simply insane.

lol, this is completely over the top. can’t stop laughing. sorry. sorry.

A more relevant question these days is Can Israel exist without Jews? Smart secular Jews know they can practice their religion (if indeed they want to “practice”) anywhere and still achieve personal and professional goals not at the expense of subjugating others in a lot of enlightened western societies, ironically even in Germany

“NY panel featuring Adelson asks whether Jews can exist without Israel”

Can Jews exist without Mars bars?
Both were made widely available to Jews in the late 40s/ early 50s

>> Many supporters of Israel say it is anti-Semitic to oppose the existence of a Jewish state.

“Jewish State” is a supremacist construct. Many (most?) supporters of Israel are hateful and immoral Zio-supremacists who are more concerned with Jewish supremacism and the existence of a supremacist “Jewish State” than they are with justice, equality or human rights.