UN GA181 set up a "Jewish State" - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • David Plane, Geneva, Switzerland
    • 08.08.10 | 12:32 (IDT)

    The founding UN document set up Jewish and Arab States, whether we like it or not. The Jordanians took over and annexed the West Bank, and the Jewish State became Israel. A Jewish State is needed so that the Jews have somewhere to go when the repression becomes impossible for them where they happen to be living. Jews were massacred and their properties were stolen in the Arab countries, particularly in 1947/48, 1967 and 1973. Israel is the only country where Jewish festivals are public holidays, and I don't begrudge them that. Concerning immigration, just look at the reception immagrants are presently receiving in Italy and Spain. Israel took in Bosnian Muslims during the civil wat there in which they were being massacred (remember Srebrinica) - did you country do that ?

    from the article: Missing the forest
    First published 01:17 08.08.10 | Last updated 01:17 08.08.10
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