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    • Adam Bennett
    • 27.05.11 | 07:29 (IDT)

    When I read this kind of article I need to remind the reader that it is a kind of straw man, an argument that builds itself up as though it actually held some water, only to collapse on itself having said nothing new. The survivors of the Holocaust who were forced to fight through the war of independence were not trained in the gas chambers at Auschwitz and they did not fight pacifists. In the Arab Nakba the Arabs were not exterminated, they were displaced. There was also a Jewish Nakba from Arab countries, so let's talk apples with apples. Neither Israel nor the Jewish people have sent one suicide bomber to Germany!

    from the article: Israel must stop overplaying the Holocaust card
    First published 01:04 27.05.11 | Last updated 01:04 27.05.11
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