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    • Phillip Cohen
    • 02.12.11 | 21:22 (IST)

    Interesting set of responses to Haaretz. I find it offensive to refer to Israel as the Jewish state. It should be equally offensive to everyone. There was a time when Nazi's called Psychoanalysis the "Jewish Science." European Anti-Semites referred to Einstein’s Theory of Relativity as “Jewish Physics.” We have no problem in identifying the derogatory nature and hostility behind a reference to “Jewish Money” or the “Jewish Media.” Israel is not a provincial and backwater Village of Jews. It is the Modern State of Israel, a nation that stands equally among nations. Where is Jacob Blaustein now that we need him?

    from the article: Controversial commercials highlight historic balancing act between Israel and American Jews
    First published 13:59 02.12.11 | Last updated 13:59 02.12.11
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