re point two (Holocaust vs Naqba) - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 11.05.11 | 04:58 (IDT)

    Israel wants to own the holocaust and co opt all the sympathy it can derive from it. Israel also has proclaimed itself as owning the Jewish stance on every issue. The truth is that Israel does not speak for Judaism, it speaks for Zionism. It does not own the holocaust, it is in fact a minor political result of the holocaust. The Naqba is a much more authentic event in the region and applies very directly to the Palestinian population (while the holocaust does not apply directly to the Israeli population). The Palestinians had Zionism thrust on them and it is the Zionists who need to own this fact and address it.

    from the article: Mideast peace requires Palestinian self-criticism
    First published 02:47 11.05.11 | Last updated 02:47 11.05.11
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