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    • 27.05.11 | 04:01 (IDT)

    The state of Israel has nothing to do with Jews or Judaism, except that a lot of Jews have been drawn into it, and it has co-opted the Land of Israel. It's as if ten guys get together, who happen to be Jewish, and they say "lets make a Jewish basketball team". They put magan Davids on all the equipment, base themselves in Jerusalem etc etc. Are they really now the Jewish basketball club? To go a step further, if the basketball team just plays basketball then good for them. But if they try to transfer the spirit etc of Judaism into their enterprise then they are doing something very offensive. That is what Israel has done (for example by trying to transfer the weight of the holocaust to a political entity, and turn a political profit). Israel is a country, thats fine. It tries to favor Jewish people at the expense of others. Also fine. But not Jewish.

    from the article: Israel must stop overplaying the Holocaust card
    First published 01:04 27.05.11 | Last updated 01:04 27.05.11
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