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  •  Craziness all aound, then and now (2+ / 0-)
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    Troutfishing, npbeachfun

    If, as you say, Hagee believes that Nazi persecution was God's way of driving the Jews to Israel, I wonder what he would make of David Ben-Gurion, who made the following remark in 1938, after Kristallnacht, and in reaction to a British decision not to permit 10,000 Austrian and German Jewish children to go to Palestine but instead to offer them refuge in Britain. He stated:

    Were I to know that all German Jewish children could be rescued by transferring them to England and only half by transfer to Palestine, I would opt for the latter, because our concern is not only the personal interest of these children, but the historic interest of the Jewish people

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    http://www.nytimes.com/...

    Maybe a holy man of sorts?

    Their real God is money-- Jesus just drives the armored car. © 2006 All Rights Reserved

    by oblomov on Sun Mar 11, 2007 at 03:49:27 PM PDT

    •  Yes, that's another terrible issue... (2+ / 0-)
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      npbeachfun, james risser

      Quite ugly.

    •  You misrepresent the article (0+ / 0-)

      which is a book review, wherein the critic discusses the author's attempts to demonstrate that the "famous' quote does not actually represent Ben-Gurion.  While the critic finds the this portion of the book less convincing than he might like, there is certainly some ambiguity about the comment.  And there are many other things discussed in the review, which demonstrate Ben-Gurion's commitment to helping his co-religionists' through the horrors of the Shoah without making his efforts some Zionist game.

      Why do you need to distort?

      Hopeless typist, miserable proofreader, not stupid.

      by Eric S on Sun Mar 11, 2007 at 07:50:30 PM PDT

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