Grinstein has an American mindset. That's Israel's real problem. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Michael
    • 15.01.10 | 10:06 (IST)

    Israel's problems with Europe stem largely from an American mindset in many key Israelis that has all the American prejudices about Europe and all the blindness about America itself. They see Europe has totally populated by anti-semites still longing for the Holocaust and new anti-semitic Islamists. They see Europe as weak and jealous of the US and Israel. They see America as the model for the world. By contrast, we Europeans know that only a small percentage of criticism of Israel is prompted by anti-semitism. Most of it is from people tired of a country that claims to be a western democracy discriminating against Arabs and keeping another people, the Pals, permanentlt captive. We love America, but we are not blind to its past as a genocidal settler community, any more than we are blind to Europe's own genocidal past. We also see the hypocrisy of American Zionists, sprung from a society that treats all races equally, defending Israel,when Israel explicitly is for Jews above othe

    from the article: Comment / Israel delegitimizers threaten its existence
    First published 22:51 14.01.10 | Last updated 05:17 15.01.10
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