Your knowledge of ancient history is even worse than your understanding of the twenty first century. It was the fanatical Hellenists who provoked the Maccabeean Revolution by persecuting the Jewish religion, desecrating the Temple in Jerusalem and murdering the seven sons of Hannah. The fanatical Hellenists of today are still up to the same kind of tricks. That is why the last Israeli election produced a Zionist majority in the spirit of the old Maccabees.
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