user:gregkaye

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Commemorative flag of Sussex Day.jpg  This user comes from: Good old Sussex by the Sea               
Peace love and happyness.svg This user believes in peace, love and happiness.
Flag of Israel.svg This user supports a peaceable Israel within an approximation of its 1967 borders.
Flag of Palestine.svg This user supports the existence of an independent Palestine at peace with its neighbours.
Female.svgMale.svg This user is straight
but not narrow.
Gay flag.svg
Gay flag.svg This user recognises lesbian and gay relationships to be as significant as any other.
Male.svg This user is male both by a random ~2% input of y chromosomes and, with more relevance, by his identity.
Disclogo1.svg This user is a member of WikiProject Discrimination
HumanRightsLogo.svg This user is a member of
WikiProject Human rights
Blue ribbon.svg This user is a member of Wikipedians against censorship.
Sexology P icon.png This user is a member of WikiProject Demographics.
Wikipedia-logo.png
This user has made over
3,000 edits on Wikipedia.
Open book 01.png ""All men can be criminals, if tempted; all men can be heroes, if inspired."

"

- G. K. Chesterton
Agnostic Question Mark.svg This user may be agnostic,
or then again, perhaps not.
Crystal mind.jpg This user values reason
over faith.
No Religion.svg This user believes any universe would be a happier, safer and saner place if there were no religion.

Remember The Fifth! Face-smile.svg See: (Cliffe OR Lewes) bonfire (tableaus OR effigies) in Google Images. We expect a reckoning :) gregkaye 06:41, 4 November 2014 (UTC) Its so exciting Putin crashed and burned this year. Face-smile.svg

Here's a profile of my editing while my more specific contributions to this encyclopedia have included:

Template:User believes in peace love and happiness.

I am an irreligious leader of a religious paramilitary organisation - oh the irony.

Patriotism before Nationalism[edit]

Please see: Template_talk:Infobox_person#Citizenship.

Arabic- Jewish interest[edit]

I am currently involved in the editing of some articles that are considered to have controversial content. On this basis I thought it worth presenting a content to explain where I am coming from with regard to these issues. I have similarly presented User boxes to the right. They represent genuine areas of interest and involvement but do not necessarily need to be heeded.

From mid 2014 I began to transfer my long standing interest in Arabic-Jewish relations and Israel to Wikipedia in relation to pages dealing with such topics as "anti-Semitism" with current discussion at 3D Test of Antisemitism.

I am both a Zionist[1][2] and a Critic of Israel[3]. I am a Zionist according to the definition that I am supporter of a Jewish homeland in the territory defined as the Land of Israel. I love the people and the place and, after five years of living there, nothing has changed. I am a critic of Israel (and Palestine) in that I abhor all related factors in regard to the conflict, historical factors, the colonial and manipulative actions of land grab settlements in occupied territories and resentments on both sides. There is no contradiction in being both a critic of Israel and a actual Zionist. In education and employment it is possible to criticise a student or a worker with no thought being given to them being expelled or sacked. It is similarly possible to criticise a family member or fellow citizen with no thought to them being disinherited or deported. There can often be a place for constructive criticism. Peace - that's my idea of wikt:Zion. There's a mountain worth climbing. Everything that gets in the way has to be addressed. Not all critics are anti-Zionist - quite the reverse.

My interest stems from observations, partly gained from spending five years in Israel,: that Israel can gain profitable and peaceful relationships with neighbours like Egypt and Jordan but they fail to achieve peace with natives of Palestine that they encounter on a more regular basis; that Palestinian Israelis could be forced to join queues lasting over an hour to get through check-points while Jewish Israelis and tourists who did not choose to queue with the Palestinians could join proportionately better serviced routes; and that attitudes to me from some members of Israeli security forces, mainly in the Old City of Jerusalem, could completely change upon discovery of a person's non-Israeli nationality. I am a mongrel, bred from a mixture of Anglo-Spanish-Japanese stock and gained perspectives of someone who could easily have been considered to have had any of a variety of mid-eastern looks. These experiences along with reflections on aspects of my family identity and history has influenced my views on anti-Semitism and then a small matter of misrepresentation tipped me over the edge.

My interests in Israel included: Ulpan (אבל שכחתי הרוב); Israeli folk dancing in Emek Refaim, Jerusalem; Arab-Israeli peace projects; falafel and hummus until eventually o.d.ing and reverting more to shawarma.

Wikipedia:Manual of Style

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Here's a barnstar for you for sticking by your guns and your great work on ISIL - Myopia123 (talk) 21:49, 16 November 2014 (UTC)                      
Barnstar of Integrity Hires.png The Barnstar of Integrity
Despite the ups and downs, I think a lot of you, Greg, and that you richly deserve this for all your work on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. ~ P123ct1 (talk) 12:21, 22 November 2014 (UTC)