Israel's Peculiar Position

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    I got this by email. Looking forward to the historical revisionist anti-semite loons.

    ---- THIS WAS WRITTEN IN 1968 42 years ago - Astonishing!
    You probably don't remember the name Eric Hoffer.
    He was a longshoreman who turned into a philosopher, wrote columns for newspapers and some books.
    He was a non-Jewish American social philosopher.
    He was born in 1902 and died in 1983, after writing nine books and winning the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
    His first book, The True Believer, published in 1951, was widely recognized as a classic.

    Eric Hoffer was one of the most influential American philosophers and free thinkers of the 20th Century. His books are still widely read and quoted today. Acclaimed for his thoughts on mass movements and fanaticism, Hoffer was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1983. Hopewell Publications awards the best in independent publishing across a wide range of categories, singling out the most thought provoking titles in books and short prose, on a yearly basis in honor of Eric Hoffer.
    Here is one of his columns from 1968 -- 42 years ago! Some things never change!
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    ISRAEL'S PECULIAR POSITION...by Eric Hoffer –

    Los Angeles Times May 26, 1968.


    The Jews are a peculiar people: things permitted to other nations are forbidden to the Jews.
    Other nations drive out thousands, even millions of people and there is no refugee problem. Russia did it, Poland and Czechoslovakia did it.
    Turkey threw out a million Greeks and Algeria a million Frenchman.
    Indonesia threw out heaven knows how many Chinese and no one says a word about refugees.
    But in the case of Israel, the displaced Arabs have become eternal refugees.
    Everyone insists that Israel must take back every single one.
    Arnold Toynbee calls the displacement of the Arabs an atrocity greater than any committed by the Nazis.
    Other nations when victorious on the battlefield dictate peace terms.
    But when Israel is victorious, it must sue for peace.
    Everyone expects the Jews to be the only real Christians in this world.
    Other nations, when they are defeated, survive and recover but should Israel be defeated it would be destroyed.
    Had Nasser triumphed last June [1967], he would have wiped Israel off the map, and no one would have lifted a finger to save the Jews.
    No commitment to the Jews by any government, including our own, is worth the paper it is written on.
    There is a cry of outrage all over the world when people die in Vietnam or when two Blacks are executed in Rhodesia.
    But, when Hitler slaughtered Jews no one demonstrated against him.
    The Swedes, who were ready to break off diplomatic relations with America because of what we did in Vietnam, did not let out a peep when Hitler was slaughtering Jews.
    They sent Hitler choice iron ore, and ball bearings, and serviced his troops in Norway.
    The Jews are alone in the world.
    If Israel survives, it will be solely because of Jewish efforts. And Jewish resources.
    Yet at this moment, Israel is our only reliable and unconditional ally.
    We can rely more on Israel than Israel can rely on us.
    And one has only to imagine what would have happened last summer [1967] had the Arabs and their Russian backers won the war, to realize how vital the survival of Israelis to America and the West in general.
    I have a premonition that will not leave me; as it goes with Israel so will it go with all of us.
    Should Israel perish, the Holocaust will be upon us all.
     
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    good one!
     
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    The main difference is Israel seems to be bothered by it. No one else seems to give a rip about refugees in this case.

    Does anyone ever hear about boat people anymore? they have all been assimilated or died off or went back.
     
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    Pallies are professional refugees.
     
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    yea! israel SURE IS concerned with unwanteds behind a wall!

    :rolleyes:


    the shit you people will polish in order to believe in your shiny turd is hilarious if it were not a blight upon humanitarianism.


    hey JEWS, the nazis got to exterminate your fucking grand parents.. does that mean you are going to fucking CRY THAT IT MUST BE ANTISEMITISM WHICH DOESN'T ALLOW YOU TO DO THE SAME?


    wow, you motherfuckers are horrible.

    :cuckoo:
     

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