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    • Shoshana Thomasson
    • 02.11.07 | 20:33 (IST)

    It’s true the fiddler was paid to play for a very long time. Perhaps to long. Though, it is necessary to know the US Jews were not always so generous. As a matter of fact, they had had let their fellow people in critical times down. If they had paid the fiddler during the thirties and helped to bring most of the Jewish youth and the Mishlings (Jews out of mixed marriages) from Nazi Germany and Austria (and up to 1938 the pioneers from the Netherlands) to Palestine, Israel had been today a wholly different country. It could have been an European country in the Middle East and reaching European standards in every way; social en economical. It could hold an excellent place on the OECD-list.

    from the article: A new Jerusalem and Babylon
    First published 00:00 02.11.07 | Last updated 00:00 02.11.07
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