Israel preferably a strong, solid and successfull Israel exists because gentiles irrespective of their religions have a pathological hatred towards jews and anything jewish. let's look at a few points 1. progroms in russia in the 19th century 2.the trial of dreyfus in liberal france, which caused the establishment of the Zionist movement. 3. The holocaust perpertrated by the most civilized, highly educated and gifted of nations, the germans and the austrians, coupled with the willing support of it's citizens in the most brutal and dispicable manner. 4. and lastly in lithuania where vilna the capital was "known" as the "Jerusalem of the North" the lithuanians willingly murdered jews and also handed same to the germans to do the same. Given the four points above, it is important for israel to have strong no nonsense leadership, since this is the only that jews througout the world can feel "safe" or at least have the persecution that they face minimised
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