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When the hell did local City Councils start delving into controversial international politics???
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Pro-Palestinian resolution from New Orleans City Council creates backlash

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2...ommit.html


The New Orleans City Council is facing a torrent of criticism for its decision Thursday (Jan. 12) to unanimously approve a resolution pushed by the New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee that critics say is an effort to marginalize Israel.

The language of the resolution, which the Palestinian Solidarity Committee said was drafted in cooperation with Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell's council office after several meetings with her, does not specifically mention Israel. But it does resolve to create a committee to "review direct investments and contracts for inclusion on, or removal from, the city's list of corporate securities and contractual partners."

Mayor Mitch Landrieu, in a statement later Friday, said the resolution was "ill advised, gratuitous and does not reflect the policy of the city of New Orleans." He also said his administration won't change contracting policies.  

A spokeswoman for the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, Caitrin Gladow, said the resolution's language is consistent with a movement known as Boycott, Divest and Sanctions, or BDS, which she said has been used to advance anti-Israel causes. She described the movement as divisive and opposed to the goals of the organization, which believes in "a two-state solution."

The local Jewish Federation was also sharply critical of the council's decision to suspend the rules to add the resolution to the agenda, which didn't give the Jewish Federation time to review the resolution and assemble opposition to speak at Thursday's meeting.

One of the New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee members specifically mentioned Middle East politics ahead of the council vote, saying the City Council shouldn't invest in companies such as Caterpillar because its equipment has been used to bulldoze the homes of Palestinians. In an interview, The Palestinian Solidarity Committee's Tabitha Mustafa, said that the resolution isn't aimed at Israel specifically.

The association with the BDS movement is what's prompting much of the backlash against the council's action, including from U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, state Sen. Conrad Appel, both Republicans, and the Anti-Defamation League. Cassidy said in a statement Friday that the resolution "is rooted in anti-Semitism and hatred of Israel.

"This measure stands in solidarity with a Palestinian government that routinely sponsors and encourages terrorism," Cassidy said. "I hope the council recognizes their error and reverses this misguided decision."
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It compensates for
the censorship, imposed by israel., being a foreign
entity it should not be imposing period.
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Terrorist sympathizers should be sent to the terrorist states they sympathize with.
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agree,
if you sympathize with israel you should move there !   Chuckle
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(01-13-2018, 02:09 AM)thankful Wrote: agree,
if you sympathize with israel you should move there !   Chuckle

Exactly.

How can people on conspiracy sites be pro Israel anyway?

1dunno1
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You would think they had more important things to have on their agenda seeing as how New Orleans is a shitholeAnon
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I also don't really understand how the Israel/Palestinian conflict has to be a black and white issue. I'm definitely not AirquotesPro-IsraelAirquotes but does believing they have the right to exist make me so in the eyes of some people?

I actually used to be 100% against Israel but then I took some time to research the conflict and found that both sides are fucked up. But people tend to put on kid gloves for the losers of such conflicts
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(01-13-2018, 05:43 AM)ChillBro Wrote: I also don't really understand how the Israel/Palestinian conflict has to be a black and white issue. I'm definitely not AirquotesPro-IsraelAirquotes but does believing they have the right to exist make me so in the eyes of some people?

I actually used to be 100% against Israel but then I took some time to research the conflict and found that both sides are fucked up. But people tend to put on kid gloves for the losers of such conflicts

Banned for being “pro Israel”

Chuckle
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(01-13-2018, 06:03 AM)Blue Wrote:
(01-13-2018, 05:43 AM)ChillBro Wrote: I also don't really understand how the Israel/Palestinian conflict has to be a black and white issue. I'm definitely not AirquotesPro-IsraelAirquotes but does believing they have the right to exist make me so in the eyes of some people?

I actually used to be 100% against Israel but then I took some time to research the conflict and found that both sides are fucked up. But people tend to put on kid gloves for the losers of such conflicts

Banned for being “pro Israel”

Chuckle

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(01-13-2018, 06:06 AM)ChillBro Wrote:
(01-13-2018, 06:03 AM)Blue Wrote:
(01-13-2018, 05:43 AM)ChillBro Wrote: I also don't really understand how the Israel/Palestinian conflict has to be a black and white issue. I'm definitely not AirquotesPro-IsraelAirquotes but does believing they have the right to exist make me so in the eyes of some people?

I actually used to be 100% against Israel but then I took some time to research the conflict and found that both sides are fucked up. But people tend to put on kid gloves for the losers of such conflicts

Banned for being “pro Israel”

Chuckle

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Chuckle

Maybe lop will take you back?

1dunno1
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