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    • Lou Arpino
    • 06.12.11 | 17:32 (IST)

    ...the current events going on in Israel because so many of their actions influence US foreign policy in the Middle East. When I read about the Ministry of Absorbtion's ad campaign in the US, I understood completely what they were trying to do and baffled by the Jewish response. It is very common for countries to attempt to lure their ex-pats back to their motherland. Brain power is a terrible thing to waste on someone else's economy. So why was everyone so upset? When I watched the ads I realized that The Ministry of Absorbtion was playing the "guilt card", and this is what probably upset most Jews, and it was then that I also realized how often Israel uses guilt as leverage in gaining world support for its domestic and foreign policies.

    from the article: Israelis lost sight of a meaningful Jewish identity in the Diaspora
    First published 14:50 06.12.11 | Last updated 14:50 06.12.11
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