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Response to theboss (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:27 PM

9. It's not a simple thing.

Some antisemites are passionately pro-Israeli. Many evangelical Christians, for example.

I have never compared Israel with Nazis, and I never would. That's a whole lot of inappropriate. Some of my wife's living relatives are Holocaust survivors. That said, there are components of the Israeli population who vocally call for what can only be described as ethnic cleansing. Right now, about 75 percent of population of Israel (given the borders recognized by the UN) is Jewish. That would drop to a lot closer to 50 percent if Israel annexed the occupied territories. This would obviously impact the nature of Israel as a Jewish state. There are people in the Knesset who actively advocate annexation of these areas (and Israel already claims to have annexed the Golan Heights) and complain that Jordan isn't doing enough to absorb dislocated Palestinians. Am I comparing Israel with Nazi Germany by pointing out opinions held by Israeli politicians that would lead to forced migration? I don't think so, but some would see an implicit comparison.

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