Monday, July 17, 2006

"Eew, should never have moved there!"

When Israel and its situation are discussed and somebody raises the question of what Israel is supposed to do to defend itself, somebody else almost invariably says: "They shouldn't have founded Israel there in the first place. Should've taken a piece of land from Germany instead and founded it there."

These people definitely have a point there, although their rather belated advice is obviously not helpful at this point in history, and, as we all know, hindsight is always 20/20 and I can sort of imagine Jews in 1948 not wanting to settle next to Germans. What I would really like to know is whether these people realize that what they are essentially saying is "civilized people should have known better than to settle in an area full of Arabs".

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