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    • Shelbournian
    • 18.03.12 | 14:54 (IST)

    It's sad when a distinction in ethnicity is made between one who is 'full' and another who is only 'part'. Nobody ever asked to be born 'full-blooded' into an ethnicity or only 'part' thereof. On occasions when such distinctions are made, it only sheds light upon the perpetrators, highlighting them as nationalists who appear to have the state's best interests at heart. In the same light, their misguided motives are clear. Such an individual needs to weed out of his troubled heart imaginary notions that only perpetuate the cycle of misery that repeats itself not only here but everywhere else in the world. 'Full Jew', 'part Jew', full whatever, part whatever, the same colour of blood runs deep in humanity.

    from the article: A.B. Yehoshua: Americans, unlike Israelis, are only partial Jews
    First published 00:34 18.03.12 | Last updated 00:34 18.03.12
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