Nuclear is the fuel that keeps the Light unto the Nations burning - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • GeneG USA
    • 12.04.12 | 13:01 (IDT)

    Gunter Grass and his ilk ignore history. Persecution of Jews did not begin with the Nazis and the holocaust. At the time of the Crusades the Germans murdered 50,000 GermanJews and stole from them to finance the Crusades. The experience of the Jews in the Diaspora as they were driven from country to country was in each case simply a smaller example of the earlier German experience. The Diaspora and history of the mini holocausts, which Gunter Grass flagrantly ignores, certainly not out of ignorance, reveals the utter and deep seated anti Semitism driving him and his followers. Anti Semitism is the ever present danger for Jews. Even in their own country Israeli Jews have not been safe. They had to fight off Arab invaders in three wars. The third was almost a disaster that was prevented when the US came to the rescue. Had the US not intervened Israel would have saved itself with its nuclear weapons. For the first time, get it, for the first time, Israel can feel moderately safe because it has nuclear weapons. Without them it has to rely on others who over the span of history have treated Jews badly and are not reliable allies or protectors. As a Jew living in the US but with strong good feelings about Israel I am glad they have nuclear weapons because I know that for once Jews and Judaism are relatively safe from direct attack by the Arabs and Persians. Nuclear fuels the Light unto the Nations.

    from the article: Gunter Grass and the mute left
    First published 01:43 12.04.12 | Last updated 01:43 12.04.12
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