Friday, August 15, 2014

“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 Frenchmen. 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 Arab. 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.”

― Eric Hoffer


At 7:37 PM EDT, Anonymous Brian Goldfarb said...

Well, yes, except for that unfortunate last sentence. Why can't Christians be the other real Jews in this world? Or would that be too disorienting for the poor dears who aren't Jewish?

At least Hoffer isn't demanding that Jews "should know better".


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