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newyorican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:26 PM
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2. If you insist on a comment...
while doubting any genuine empathy for Palestinians is at the root of this topic, I have some food for thought from a scholar named Dr. Israel Shahak. It speaks to the killing of collaborators:

Letter to the editor by Prof. Israel Shahak, published on 19 May 1989 in Kol Ha'ir, Jerusalem.

As one who himself lived through the Holocaust, first in Warsaw then in Bergen-Belsen, I will give an immediate example of the total ignorance of daily life during the Holocaust. In the Warsaw ghetto, even during the period of the first massive extermination (June to October 1943), one saw almost no German soldiers. Nearly all the work of administration, and later the work of transporting hundreds of thousands of Jews to their deaths, was carried out by Jewish collaborators. Before the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (the planning of which only started after the extermination of the majority of Jews in Warsaw), the Jewish underground killed, with perfect justification, every Jewish collaborator they could find. If they had not done so the Uprising could never have started.

<snip>

Therefore, if we knew a little of the truth about the Holocaust, we would at least understand (with or without agreeing) why the Palestinians are now eliminating their collaborators. That is the only means they have if they wish to continue to struggle against our limb-breaking regime.

Kind regards,



Source

This LTE, also speaks for itself. Though some may not like the message.
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  -Family of 'collaborator' demands justice drdon326  Jan-28-05 10:40 AM   #0 
  - 9 hours and not one response.......  drdon326   Jan-28-05 07:42 PM   #1 
  - not really  Djinn   Jan-29-05 04:28 PM   #3 
     - Yeah, and I'm still waiting for a response from don..  Violet_Crumble   Feb-04-05 01:27 AM   #46 
  - If you insist on a comment...  newyorican   Jan-29-05 04:26 PM   #2 
  - if you do not respect the lives of your own people...  QueerJustice   Jan-29-05 08:05 PM   #4 
  - don't be so pious  Djinn   Jan-30-05 09:28 PM   #22 
     - maybe...  QueerJustice   Jan-31-05 03:11 PM   #28 
        - so what would you do  Djinn   Jan-31-05 05:57 PM   #29 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-29-05 11:53 PM   #5 
  - So there...  newyorican   Jan-30-05 12:27 AM   #6 
     - So much to say......so little time.lol  drdon326   Jan-30-05 09:08 AM   #8 
        - Rough times for the mentally challenged...  Scurrilous   Jan-30-05 09:52 AM   #9 
        - Interesting...  drdon326   Jan-30-05 10:10 AM   #10 
           - Israeli Troops Kill Palestinian Man in Gaza-Medics  Scurrilous   Jan-30-05 10:20 AM   #11 
              - First, let me thank you for finding another article.......  drdon326   Jan-30-05 10:36 AM   #12 
                 - No problem. If I can find an article...  Scurrilous   Jan-30-05 10:48 AM   #13 
                 - why is the standard of proof different  Djinn   Jan-30-05 09:56 PM   #25 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-30-05 05:03 PM   #20 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-30-05 07:11 PM   #21 
  - newyorican.....  pelsar   Jan-30-05 01:18 PM   #16 
  - You a betting man, pelsar ??  drdon326   Jan-30-05 01:22 PM   #17 
  - eternal optimist....  pelsar   Jan-30-05 02:11 PM   #18 
     - Hey...i'm with you.  drdon326   Jan-30-05 02:15 PM   #19 
  - what would YOU do  Djinn   Jan-30-05 09:35 PM   #23 
     - Djinn.....  pelsar   Jan-30-05 11:39 PM   #26 
     - nice try pelsar  Djinn   Jan-31-05 06:01 PM   #30 
        - djnn....you seem to ignore the point....  pelsar   Feb-01-05 12:11 AM   #31 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-01-05 07:19 PM   #33 
           - Djnn, then explain...  pelsar   Feb-01-05 10:35 PM   #34 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-02-05 03:41 PM   #35 
                 - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-02-05 04:27 PM   #36 
                    - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-02-05 06:09 PM   #37 
                    - lol  drdon326   Feb-02-05 06:22 PM   #38 
                    - oops  Djinn   Feb-02-05 06:51 PM   #39 
                    - Suuuuuuuuuure.....  drdon326   Feb-04-05 04:03 PM   #47 
                       - did you wanna say something don  Djinn   Feb-06-05 10:51 PM   #49 
                    - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-04-05 01:22 AM   #45 
                    - djnn...  pelsar   Feb-02-05 10:52 PM   #40 
                       - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-02-05 11:39 PM   #41 
                          - but its not pointless..  pelsar   Feb-03-05 05:17 AM   #43 
                    - for some odd reason  Djinn   Feb-06-05 10:44 PM   #48 
                       - djnn....  pelsar   Feb-07-05 12:42 AM   #50 
                          - twisting my words?  Djinn   Feb-07-05 04:46 PM   #51 
        - one final point..  pelsar   Feb-01-05 02:24 AM   #32 
     - and...  pelsar   Jan-31-05 12:54 AM   #27 
  - Shahak ain't nuthin' but self-hating shit. Fuck'm.  Jim Sagle   Feb-03-05 12:14 AM   #42 
     - See post #6....  newyorican   Feb-03-05 09:07 PM   #44 
  - Pathologic  drdon326   Jan-30-05 06:27 AM   #7 
  - If there is a hell then yes you're probably right  Djinn   Jan-30-05 09:52 PM   #24 
  - PHRMG - Brothers against brothers another horrific case  drdon326   Jan-30-05 10:49 AM   #14 
  - This is a disgusting atrocity. n/t  Darranar   Jan-30-05 11:11 AM   #15 
 

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