Fascism had a tremendous power all over Europe in the '30s and not "left wing:. The left wing was reviled and looked upon as an attempt to overthrow the traditional order. Many Italian Jews were early sponsors and supporters of Mussolini and were with him on his March to Rome. Sarfatti was his mistress and adored fascism. Magda Goebles reportedly wore the star of david and almost converted and made aliya. Hitler eventually won her heart and she dedicated her life fanatically to nazism. She remain unmoved in response to her stepfathers pleas to save his life and immigrate. Jews like any other nation can be subject to tarnishing. Israel's occupation has definitely removed the patina from any claim to being "a light unto the nations", a claim made by us, as setting us apart from other nations, by the way, not a definition thrust upon us. And our image is indeed, justifiably tarnished. We just like to think we will never be anything but the brightest.
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