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    • PaulR
    • 01.03.12 | 20:36 (IST)

    You have no idea of facts. Jews having been given everything. My foot! They worked, dried swamps, developed advanced industries, created work that among other things attracted Arabs from far away to find jobs, revolutionized agriculture, standing up and defeating terror, fought for their independence, has the world's best and most motivated army and today one of the few still growing economies. All this in spite of an evil reactionary neighborhood that tries everything to destroy it. So the USA support Israel with 3 billion Dollar a year, all of it creating jobs in the USA, that helps a little but is certainly not essential. No foreign soldier ever fought for Israel. The foundations for Israel were created by most of the Jewish people, saving pennies. Despite the current right wing government Israel, which hopefully won't last for ever, is a strong democracy and the only country in the Middle East where Arabs are free to do everything that their Jewish co-citizens do, in politics, education, social services etc. that are the basis of life in a democatic state. Put that in contrast to the Palestinians who have become professional and best paid refugees, inherited from generation to generation and supported by the UN, EU and USA, without permitted to be integrated into the Arab countries they presently live in. The number Jewish refugees from Arab lands, actually larger than the number of Arabs that fled from Israel, was integrated into Israel in no time and the status of "refugee" never was a topic. Regarding the National Antem, I also think that Israels minorities have to be accommodated with a neutral text, that does not demand them to identify with the Jewish Soul. It is more a matter of tact and the problem is not new. I lift my hat to Justice Joubran, a courages man. Maybe, like f.e. in Switzerland, a second and alternative National Antem shoud be created to find a solution to a problem, when the need arises.

    from the article: Former judge backs Arab judge over Israeli anthem scandal
    First published 19:01 01.03.12 | Last updated 19:01 01.03.12
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