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Disturbing rhetoric on race from Israeli government ministers.
Ready, get set, 3, 2, 1, GO!!
perhaps we should be more understanding of this desire to play on existential threats? by continuing to ignore the advice of the International Community regarding domestic and foreign policy issues there really is nothing else the current Israeli administration can do but ratched up the rhetoric and bile.
only when sufficient Israelis, especially of the Jewish faith, realise that they must embrace progress and change for Israel will their worst fears be avoided. the very notion that Judaism can be diluted out of history is so infantile i am amazed it still has traction in adult debate.
Judaism in almost all its manifestations is sufficiently strong to manage to live side by side with other faiths. how else did it manage to get by for millenia without a homeland? how else are there more Jews outside israel than within?
but drastic change is a must for Israel, the sooner the better.
Jankaas@'Judaism in almost all its manifestations is sufficiently strong to manage to live side by side with other faiths. how else did it manage to get by for millenia without a homeland? how else are there more Jews outside israel than within?'
Such an ill informed, badly written comment.
Well, European Judaism certainly didn't get on in the mid-20th century without a homeland! British Mandatory Palestine, 'eretz yisrael' to the Jews, was the only safe haven in the 30s when the rest of the world (see the Evian conference) didn't want to know!
And the first sentence of the comment is pure propaganda: First lure the reader in with 'understanding' of Israel and the existential threats it faces, when BAM comes the sucker punch where the writer suddenly agrees with the author of the article.
sorry JJJ i can't simply dive straight back into the gutter after you again. i note that you fail to deal with the question how Judaism managed to survive for millennia, despite relentless persecution, all over the globe.
but you go right ahead and play with all that straw.
Don't 'sorry JJJ...' me when your apology is fatuous. I don't answer questions to order, I comment as I wish and you can whistle in the wind for all you like if you don't like it. I don't HAVE to deal with your questions in the way you wish me to because you are a propagandist masquerading as some secular humanist.
The fact is that you are like everyone judged by what you write on this and every other forum. So instead of asking me why this and why that: Deal with what i HAVE written.
If you want to pose a question about Judaism 'surviving' when actually countless Jews have not survived then answer your own question. I tell you this for free: Spinoza you ain't!
what a load of desperate flailing about. why didn't you just type; "I can't answer that because i am a prejudiced bigot"?
Excellent piece! thank you!
Ben White is an activist and writer. His latest book is "Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy"