ccb - You have a valid point but you're overlooking the fact that half the Israeli population now consists of refugees from within the boundaries of the old Ottoman empire who lived in the Middle East since antiquity. Second, you don't understand the depth of hatred towards Jews in Europe. The Holocaust was not a singular event but the culmination of 1900 years of hatred, persecution, and smaller massacres. One of the horrors of the Holocaust is that Germany was one of the least likely places for it to have happened. Russia, Poland, etc...had a long history of massacring Jews and were the most likely perpetrators if Hitler had never existed. Even France was revealed as anti-Semetic during the Dreyfuss affair and their Vichy regime was complicit in the rounding up of Jewish victims. A Jewish state in Europe would be in worse peril than it is its current location, and that is is the true original cause of Zionism.
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