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The Burden of Being Special

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Submitted by Mark Waldman (United States), Jul 28, 2008 at 10:19

Many American Jews have struggled for decades under the weight of this "you have no right to criticize us" garbage. If you accept it, then Israelis have no right to criticize the U.S. either, but nothing seems to stop them from doing that. This long standing Israeli sense of exceptionalism was always a bit ridiculous, but has lately become quite an obstacle for the Israelis in determining a realistic course forward.

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