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    • 02.06.10 | 17:07 (IDT)

    I read the article, and as always when people write things like this, I was grateful to finally hear some honest, perceptive thoughts from a Zionist. Then I read the comments, and was appalled, so I decided to be obnoxious in response to them. I want it to be clear that the following is in response to the comments, and not to the article. I don't know whether there's moderation on these comments, but I fully except my comment to be deleted. First, my thoughts that come from rage: If you people want to tout involvement of some Palestinians in Nazi activities, and use it as justification for modern apartheid, why not steal land from the Germans or the Italians instead? The thought that European Zionists somehow have a claim on land in western Asia is ridiculous, and reflects a racist spirit that should have died out in this world ages ago. For those of you throwing around the phrase "anti Semite": go look up what that actually means. Israel, through its treatment of the Palestinians, has become an anti-Semitic state. For those of you blaming the British, get over it. Tossing blame around is not an excuse to avoid taking responsibility for one's actions in the present. I could go on and on, but I'm going to stop there. I'll leave with these thoughts that come from sorrow: By promoting the perceived necessity of a Jewish state at the price of withholding the rights of indigenous peoples, rather than promoting equality in free nations throughout the world, Zionists promote racism. Such thinking actually helps propagate anti-Semitic thoughts by reinforcing in the minds of gentiles that Jews see themselves as superior. This is the true Shadow over Israel, whether it is understood by Zionists or not. The biggest threat to Judaism and the Jewish people today is not the Palestinians or any Arabs, but rather it is the racism promoted by modern Zionism and the current policies of the nation of Israel.

    from the article: The Shadow over Israel
    First published 00:44 02.06.10 | Last updated 00:44 02.06.10
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