Pappe has done the research and has documented Israeli strategies and actions to "transfer" Palestinians. Einstein observed in a letter to the New York Times that Begin should never be allowed in the USA because of his war crimes against Palestinians. We are well aware of the culpability of Sharon in the massacre of Palestinians in Lebanon. Israel can continue to attempt to hide the facts, but the world has learned that Israel's past has significant moral failings. Rather than focus on the past, it would be well for Israel to focus on reconciliation with the Palestinians and the Arab world. There have been moral and ethical abuses that can be corrected. However Israelis continue to want to believe in a fantasy of righteousness and purity. This is not the Judaism of truth and justice. This is not the Judaism of my heritage. Israelis have produced a nation-centric Judaism that has become an affront to the Jewish faith. Einstein predicted this in 1948, and it has come to pass.
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from the article: A state afraid of its past