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    • Chick
    • 31.07.07 | 16:44 (IDT)

    Discounting a Biblical interpretation, what other people have a history that even comes close to the Jewish People? Freed from bondage in Egypt and established the nation of Israel. Occupied by Rome and because of giving Rome- then at its peak- the stiffest resistance of any of their colonies, suffered a genocidal cleansing that attempted the obliteration of Israel in every respect from the destruction of the Temple to banishment to slavery. Even in this Disapora, Jews endured exile and massacres. Continuing to be Jews was often met with death as in the Inquisition. Crusaders on the way to Jerusalem took time to massacre Jewish towns in Europe. Finally the Holocaust. But, even so Jews made scientific and cultural contributions far in access of their numbers. Now, Israel is again a reality and again there are attempts to destroy it. Understanding this, Jews are different from all other people. Others have undergone genocide but not for 2000 years.Israel is the heart of the Jewish People

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    First published 00:00 31.07.07 | Last updated 00:00 31.07.07
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