Jewish 'people' and Islamic ' people' and Christian 'people.' - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • R.Ross
    • 17.10.10 | 09:16 (IST)

    So, if Israel is to be a 'homeland' for the followers of Judaism, the Jewish 'people' does this mean Palestine has to be a 'homeland' for the Islamic 'people'? And where is the 'homeland' for the Palestinians who are 'christian?' Palestine and Israel! If Jews are entitled to be a 'people' as members of a religion then surely all religions are entitled to class themselves as a ' people.' Does this mean we have to establish religious 'homelands' for all religions? Do we establish those 'homelands' where the religion originated? For Judaism that would be modern-day Iraq and possibly Egypt; for Islam that would be Mecca and anywhere that Mohammed lived; for Christianity that would be Palestine; for Hinduism that would be somewhere in either Afghanistan, Pakistan or India; for Buddhists that would also be Afghanistan, Pakistan or India... could be problems there. So, for all those touting the 'rights' and 'claims' of followers of the Jewish religion to be a 'people' and to have a homeland, can we take it that you believe all religions should have the same rights? Unfortunately for Judaism you would have to make your homeland in Iraq because Palestine is the birthplace, therefore 'homeland' of Christianity. When the concept of religious 'people' and homeland is afforded equally to all religions it is clear just how ridiculous the Jewish claim is.

    from the article: U.S. Jews and Israel versus Barack Obama
    First published 01:01 17.10.10 | Last updated 01:01 17.10.10
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