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    • Swiss (Dino)
    • 22.04.10 | 17:36 (IDT)

    If the Jewish people would have been defeated by the Arabs in 1947, I would definitely not have recommended them to settle in Uganda. Florida or a part of California would then surely have been a more appropriate place for the Jewish people to establish their own state. In retrospective, I tend to agree with those, who are saying, that it most probably wasn't a very smart idea to establish a Jewish state in the middle of a very hostile Arab world. I understand very well, that the Holy Land is the place, where many Jews see their roots (by far not all of them !!), but if you are making an honest cost/benefit calculation, you might very well come to the conclusion, that the Jewish people might be much better off today with a state of Israel in Florida or California than the ongoing mess in the Middle East....

    from the article: Israel's leaders have forgotten Herzl's dream
    First published 13:52 25.04.10 | Last updated 13:52 25.04.10
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