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    • Mr. Marty
    • 01.12.07 | 22:03 (IST)

    I guess comparing Israel to South Africa is more palatable than trying to compare Israel to the Nazis as some of the more gleeful Jew-despising Europeans continue to do. But nonetheless judging the situation for what it actually is, is not so simple and Justice in this land has never been black and white. You can thank a two-thousand year history of exile, deportation, persecution, and genocide at the hands of Christians, Muslims, Fascists and Communists for the complex concept and current need for a Jewish State. Maybe in 2 or 3 hundred years these distinctions won't be necessary.

    from the article: Report: Abbas reiterates refusal to recognize Israel as 'Jewish state'
    First published 00:00 01.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 01.12.07
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