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View Diary: Why I'm Rejecting Rabbi Yoffie's Call for Progressive Jews to Support Israel's Bombing of Gaza (328 comments)

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  •  You are correct about Israel's formation. (5+ / 0-)
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    stargaze, JesseCW, corvo, The Troubadour, poco

    However, if this quote is accurate (and it is):

    Israel came into being so that Jewish children would never again have to huddle together in fear, terrorized by enemies of the Jewish people, while their parents stood by helplessly
    then I'm not sure how you can conclude that "Yoffie did not explicitly state that Israel was created because of the Holocaust..."

    In fact, the article is behind a pay wall so I can't see the whole thing - but THAT ONE SENTENCE is what is up as the teaser.  In other words, it's seen by the author and the editors as the central thesis of the whole article.

    •  My guess is that (1+ / 0-)
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      volleyboy1

      if Yoffie meant to refer only to the holocaust, he would have said it explicitly. It would have been very easy to do so (as the diarist demonstrates, btw, with his outrageous assertion that holocaust demons are at work here).

      But inasmuch as this is such a well known falsehood, I wouldn't assume that someone so well versed in Zionist history meant to say it.

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