A friend (maybe now ex-friend) passed an email along, with the subject: "Please vote as it is 70% against Israel at the moment":
Click on this site to vote.
Now it's 66% against! Vote now and bring the # lower!
CNN pol. Please vote as it is 70% against Israel at the moment
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2010 12:16:22 +0000
The assumption being - we're Jews. We support Israel. Therefore, we support Israel in this current flotilla-related nonsense.
(Secretly, I just want the word "flotilla" to appear in my blog because it's this week's hottest Google keyword! Flotilla! Flotilla! Flotilla!)
The poll question: "Should Israel face censure over an attack on a Gaza aid convoy?"
The choices are YES and NO.
Here's my reply, which I am certain bugged her to no end.
Hmm... frankly, on this one, I don't know. "Yes" and "no" hardly cover the range of my reactions.
I hope there's some investigation, some process of accountability...and I hope it's executed fairly.Israel is rarely tried fairly on the world stage, but that is, I guess, what I hope for. I don't have enough information to say they're blameless; do you?
People don't email you a poll link because they want you to THINK about the poll. They just want more votes for their side. As of this writing, the result is 58% to 42%. So I guess more people responded "properly" to the mass email.