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Thread #69858   Message #1193162
Posted By: CarolC
24-May-04 - 06:44 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Palestine, My Palestine
Subject: RE: Lyrics: Palestine, My Palestine
Carol C : I used the term "Israelis"---you persist in using the term "Jews". There is a difference--and there is also significant symbolism in your using that terminology.

Actually, I don't persist in using the term "Jews" instead of "Israelis". I almost always say "Israelis" rather than "Jews", and if you would read my posting history on this subject, you would see this for yourself. But in the case of what was going on prior to the establishment of the state of Israel, the conflict was being carried out by people who were Jewish, but not yet Israelis. I don't know of any other way to make clear which people in that conflict I am talking about (prior to Israeli statehood).