You choose to be outsiders - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Gordon
    • 05.03.13 | 02:09 (IST)

    A small ethnic or religious group has a choice to either give its loyalty to the greater whole, and intermarry and integrate and disappear over time, or to stay a small cohesive group that gives its first loyalty to those in its own group, and continue. Jews more than any other similar group in history have chosen the latter path, and that is why your culture has survived for 2700 years when others disappear come and go. The price is to be seen as outsiders, distrusted, and have your loyalty to the greater whole doubted. You can't have your cake and eat it too. You are the racists for standing apart from the rest of us and seeing yourself as superior to us, not us for seeing you do that and treating you accordingly.

    from the article: Anti-Semitism in Europe: Jews are outsiders, not equals
    First published 09:34 04.03.13 | Last updated 09:34 04.03.13
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