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    • freedem
    • 02.11.13 | 01:22 (IST)

    Israel existed as a protection of a people who had no protected place in the world. The world has changed a lot and many places offer secular protection to everyone. Many folk were willing to have a state of Jewish power as a guarantor of a secular society, offering that same secular protection to everyone. Sadly every year that is less the case. Israel is not a state of one tribe or even two, but dozens, and a dozen religions as well. If only one tribe can have civil rights, and all other tribes do not, this is a well documented horror, that previous victimhood of the perpetrators cannot justify. If one tribe cannot be trusted to run a secular government, then all claim to special pleading is lost, and support is lost as well. The actions of an individual cannot bring guilt to an entire tribe, but the actions of the agent of the entire tribe does bring guilt to the entire tribe, particularly if the agent pretends to democracy, and to that responsibility.

    from the article: And never the narratives shall meet
    First published 08:16 02.11.13 | Last updated 08:32 01.11.13
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