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    • Keith
    • 29.04.13 | 14:13 (IDT)

    What a conundrum: a national event that will potentially preclude up to 30k people of the 17 million person population, a fraction of 1%. I can see the POV and how many people will say, "too bad". But it IS a national holiday and those 30k are citizens. Don't they have the same rights as their fellow citizens?? But then another question arises, one that I hope the anti-Israel crowd can answer: if this 30k Jewish population is so tiny and fractionally insignificant, as it is in all countries other than Israel, why have Jewish people been persecuted for so many centuries, looked down upon, scorned and blamed for economic, societal and health ills? At most, they are 2% of any one country's population.

    from the article: Dutch Jews 'vexed’ over queen’s Yom Kippur departure
    First published 11:55 29.04.13 | Last updated 11:55 29.04.13
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