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Can we find compassion for Israelis in 2013?

Ilan Pappe
The Electronic Intifada
4 January 2013

I have just spent the last few days of 2012 in the city of Haifa. Accidentally, I met a few of my acquaintances who in the past deemed me at best as deluded and at worst as a traitor. They seemed more embarrassed today — almost confessing that mine and my friends’ worst predictions about Israel’s future seemed to be materializing painfully in front of their very eyes.

In fact, our predictions came very late in the day. Already in 1950, with unsettling accuracy, Sir Thomas Rapp, the head of the British Middle East Office in Cairo, foresaw the future. He was the last person sent by London to decide whether or not Britain should establish diplomatic relations with Israel. He approved but warned his superiors in London:

“The younger generation is being brought up in an environment of militarism and thus a permanent threat to the Middle East tranquillity is thereby being created and Israel would thus tend to move away from the democratic way of life towards totalitarianisms of the right or the left” (Public Record Office, Foreign Office Files 371/82179, E1015/119, a letter to Ernest Bevin the Foreign Secretary, 15 December 1950).

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Sorry but

the last time I check Judaism is actually Talmudism and IsraHell, which is not Israel of the Bible nor it descendants, is full of Talmudic Jews.

We should have nothing to do with that abomination. Let them feed off their own.

Luke 3:38
Isaiah 43:3-5

No one suffers more from the evils of Zionism

than the citizens of Israel. All the media mind control and fearmongering we get is nothing compared to the brainwashing those people endure.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

Excellent article

The author struggles with the idea of "compassion" for the Israelis and comes to surprising conclusions. I have always felt sorry for criminals and evil beings, as it was the evil that was allowed to be around them that formed who they are. We now need to "surround" them with truth AND compassion. How hard is it to hate someone who shows only love and compassion towards you? Very...

"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." -John Quincy Adams

Compassion

for an illegal terrorist state?

HELL NO

"Judaism rejects the Zionist state and condemns its criminal siege and occupation" - www.nkusa.org

True Orthodox Jews do not recognize or support the state of Israel.

Please read the article. It is not what you think.

NOBODY has criticized Israel at THE DAILY PAUL more than I.

i totally support israel's

right to be where they are what i don't support is the expansionism and genocide