Friday, September 12, 2003

Finkelstein on Palestine: "Paradoxical as it may sound, I never feel more at ease as a Jew among non-Jews than when I am in the company of Palestinians. If they hate Jews, I just assume it's because Jews have treated them miserably. If they doubt the Nazi holocaust happened, I just assume it's because Jews have used it as a weapon to oppress them. (I leave aside that even to those steeped in the subject the Nazi holocaust seems beyond belief.) Should it really surprise when Palestinians reason that if Jews have flagrantly lied about Palestinians, maybe Jews are also lying about what they endured in World War II; that if Jews carried on in Europe the way they do in the Middle East, maybe they got what they deserved?"

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