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    • Zev Davis
    • 11.07.10 | 18:19 (IDT)

    Swedes who have this thing about being "Swedish". Yeah, the Jews in Israel are told how they are intolerant, prejudiced, and all the other epithets you can imagine. Yet, you walk the streets and see three languages at the stores--Hebrew, Arabic, and Russian because there is an acceptance that some people in this land aren't fluent in the Official Language, or our culture, for that matter.. It was said of Hungarian Jews that they got along well with their non-Jewish neighbors, even though they may have been anti-Semetic because they opted to speak Hungarian, and become part of their culture. It didn't help that much, but for some reason there are still a few Jews who have a soft in their hearts for that country. The bottom line, however is that unlike Europeans who talk the talk, we walk the walk more often than they do, in spite of what we might say about people who are different than we are.

    from the article: Jews reluctantly abandon Swedish city amid growing anti-Semitism
    First published 16:36 11.07.10 | Last updated 16:36 11.07.10
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