on Ibsen #51, needs to read more history - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jordan
    • 02.02.10 | 17:11 (IST)

    Ibsen's claim that absent the Shoah Israel would have been denied "crucial foriegn aid" again represents a faulty understanding of history. The arms Israel used during the '48 war were paid for with hard currency. French support for Israel after '48 was based on strategic considerations and certainly had nothing to do with anything regarding the Shoah (or the French wouldn't have abandoned Israel in its moment of need in '67). The only aid Israel received were the reparations from Germany, which didn't begin until 1952, and paled before the value of the human capital lost in the Shoah.

    from the article: It's wrong to suggest Israel was direct result of Holocaust
    First published 02:17 02.02.10 | Last updated 08:10 02.02.10
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