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    • Helen
    • 09.09.13 | 17:10 (IDT)

    You didn't get your country by prayer - it was gained by the systemic transfer of indigenous non-Jews in 48 and again in 67 within the context of armed Jewish militias (and later the IDF) and a less organised and poorly armed Arab civilian society. Israel could only ever come into being by the dispossession of land and resources of non-Jews to whom the land was their ancestral home. Do you really think that it is possible for people to dispossess another people of their land, their resources and their dignity and not themselves be changed or not bare scars? Of course the poison will enter your own society. One of the inevitable end results of Zionism is the brutalisation of your own people. I would say that it is impossible for most young Jewish Israelis to not at least feel contempt, if not dislike or hatred, towards those whom they occupy. Do you really think that 2,000 years of prayer entitles Jews to take land which has been continuously settled predominantly by non-Jews? Do you really think your prayers for Hadar, though well-intentioned, are a substitute for a recognition of the injustice inherent in Zionism?

    from the article: Arab bus driver beaten at wheel by passengers in Israel’s north
    First published 10:46 15.08.13 | Last updated 10:46 15.08.13
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