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John on the Sunset Coast BS: Small hope for Israel/Palestine (2685* d) RE: BS: Small hope for Israel/Palestine 03 Aug 14


Jim, for sure, and probably some others have tried to equate, obliquely, criticism of Israel by such as Einstein and Oz with anti-Semitism. Manifestly they are not anti-Semites. Here is a recent excerpt from Die Welt of an interview 9translated) with Amos Oz.

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[Q] You have been talking about a long-term solution. But what could a short-term agreement look like?
[A] The present hostilities will only stop, unfortunately, when one of the parties or both of them are exhausted. This morning I read very carefully the charter of Hamas. It says that the Prophet commands every Muslim to kill every Jew everywhere in the world. It quotes the Protocols of the Elders of Zion [anti-Semitic diatribe - the ed.] and says that the Jews controlled the world through the League of Nations and through the United Nations, that the Jews caused the two world wars and that the entire world is controlled by Jewish money. So I hardly see a prospect for a compromise between Israel and Hamas. I have been a man of compromise all my life. But even a man of compromise cannot approach Hamas and say: 'Maybe we meet halfway and Israel only exists on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.'

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Lest Jim, Steve (oh, I forgot he's not here anymore)or musket think I'm cherry-picking, I have provided both the German and English links for those who wish to read the entire interview:

http://www.dw.de/amos-oz-israel-kann-nur-verlieren/a-17823004

http://www.dw.de/oz-lose-lose-situation-for-israel/a-17822511




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