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Umm, she suggested that the Jews should go back to Poland or Germany.

Those may be the ethnic background of some Israelis but, even if unintended, it's hard to avoid the assumption that there is an insinuation there that is unsavoury.

Plus, it's irrelevant where they came from. Israel as a geographical and mono-religious entityis and can't/won't be undone and we have to deal with where we are. It's more important where we go and that's where important and useful discussions should be directed. The fact that the Israelis themselves have no interest in such discussions is disastrous for the interests of both them and their allies, let alone those of the people they oppress by occupation.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Jun 7th, 2010 at 01:46:14 PM EST
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You are correct, the location does have overtones - I was thinking that she said Europe. Indeed she is referring to the situation immediately after WWII - where some Jews went directly to Palestine because there was no other place for them to go. True refugees, not settlers.

(The reasons for this are in themselves not at all straight forward.)

aspiring to genteel poverty

by edwin (eeeeeeee222222rrrrreeeeeaaaaadddddd@@@@yyyyaaaaaaa) on Mon Jun 7th, 2010 at 01:53:32 PM EST
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