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    I found this article interesting, and thought that I'd add it. It's a bit outdated, but it was handed down to me.

    ISRAEL'S PECULIAR POSITION by Eric Hoffer (LA Times 5/26/68)Author of
    "The True Believer" 1951

    The Jews are a peculiar people: Things permitted to other nations
    are forbidden to the Jews.

    Other nations drive out thousands, even millions of people and there
    is no
    refugee problem. Russia did it, Poland and Czechoslovakia did it.
    Turkey threw out a million Greeks, and Algeria a million
    Frenchman.Indonesia threw out heaven about refugees.
    knows how many Chinese--and no one
    says a word

    But in the case of Israel, the displaced Arabs have become eternal
    refugees.
    Everyone insists that Israel must take back every single Arab.
    Arnold Toynbee calls the displacement of the Arabs an atrocity
    greater than
    any committed by the Nazis. Other nations when victorious on the
    battlefield
    dictate peace terms. But when Israel is victorious, it must sue for
    peace.

    Everyone expects the Jews to be the only real Christians in this
    world.
    Other nations, when they are defeated, survive and recover but
    should Israel
    be defeated it would be destroyed. Had Nasser triumphed last June
    [1967] he would have wiped Israel off the map,
    and no one would have lifted a
    finger to save the Jews.

    No commitment to the Jews by any government,including our own, is
    worth the paper it is written on.
    There is a cry of outrage all over the world
    when people die in Vietnam
    or when two Blacks are executed in Rhodesia.
    But when Hitler slaughtered Jews, no one remonstrated with him. The
    Swedes,
    who are ready to break off diplomatic relations with America because
    of what
    we do in Vietnam, did not let out a peep when Hitler was
    slaughtering Jews.
    They sent Hitler choice iron ore, and ball bearings, and serviced
    his troop trains to Norway.


    The Jews are alone in the world. If Israel survives, it will be
    solely
    because of Jewish efforts. And Jewish resources. Yet at this moment,
    Israel
    is our only reliable and unconditional ally. We can rely more on
    Israel than
    Israel can rely on us. And one has only to imagine what would have
    happened
    last summer [1967]had the Arabs and their Russian backers won the
    war,to
    realize how vital the survival of Israel is to America and the West
    in general.

    I have a premonition that will not leave me: As it goes with Israel,
    so will
    it go with all of us. Should Israel perish, the holocaust will be
    upon us
    all.

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    ^ huh?

    Even in 1968 Mr. Hoffer needs to reread his history.

    "No commitment to the Jews by any government,including our own, is
    worth the paper it is written on.

    But when Hitler slaughtered Jews, no one remonstrated with him."

    I mean, that is so ridiculous its hilarious!

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    Russia did it, Poland and Czechoslovakia did it.
    Turkey threw out a million Greeks, and Algeria a million
    Frenchman.Indonesia threw out heaven about refugees.
    knows how many Chinese--and no one
    says a word
    Huh? All of that has been condemned around the world. Why should Israel be any different? It has nothing to do with Jews, it's how the government of the country has behaved. Should all Americans be condemned because of the way our government has behaved? No, but the government and complicit officials should still be held accountable for horrific actions it has taken. Justice demands it.

    Should Israel perish
    Why would Israel perish?

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