And APPLY lessons learned.
You hear this all the time. Such quaint phrases as "never again" etc, etc. It is all posturing. As the French say, plus ca la change, plus ca la meme chose. For 12 years, Nazis tried to exterminate the Jews. And what did we learn from this? In a word, nothing. Genocide never stopped. In fact, it got worse. Witness China, Cambodia, Africa, and all the other forms of ethnic cleansing (what a grotesque phrase) that continue to this day. If not for Israel's armed forces, the Islamic fanatics would be finishing off what Hitler started. If for some reason, there is another horrific effort to wipe out the Jewish people, rest assured the Western world (the USA included) will do exactly what it did 80 years ago: sit on its collective asses and look the other way.
9:01am: Give me a break. The Allies foolishly created a Jewish state in a place predominately populated by people other than Jews. What result other than violence and upheaval could have resulted from this? Eliminate the word "Jew" from the above and replace it with any other group of your choosing, and I bet you change your tune. The Palestinians (who are NOT all Muslims - pre-Israel they were in the neighborhood of 1/3 Christians) and the Muslim world have become radicalized against Jews and the West because of the great injustice described in the first paragraph of my comment. Easy single state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict? End all discriminatory policies in Israel, end all support for Jewish settlement, grant equal legal status to non-Jews, and hold new elections. That's a nice democratic single state solution that every democracy minded American should be able to get behind.
easy there Noam Chomsky.
wonder why the Jews weren't in British-controlled Palestine much??
1:04: no, I don't. If they were wrongfully removed, that is a shame. However, other people did live there and their right to love there in peace is without question.
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