Colin Wright - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Der Zweifler
    • 30.12.09 | 12:23 (IST)

    Chaim Bialik, recognized as Israel's national poet, wrote that "we will be a normal state when we have the first Hebrew prostitute, the first Hebrew thief, and the first Hebrew policeman." One is much more likely to find this sort of sentiment among those who shaped modern Israel than some sense of moral superiority, but then your repetitive and broad and snarky generalizations about Jews bear little evidence for any concern with historical evidence and are mostly a compendium of stereotypes. Jewish history seems to have bred, in fact, a strong sense of irony and self criticism, which accounts for the Israeli New Historians, Gideon Levy, and Larry David, to name a few.

    from the article: 28 kilometers of distilled apartheid
    First published 01:28 30.12.09 | Last updated 04:12 31.12.09
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