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Assad and the Jews

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Submitted by foxtrot (United Kingdom), Nov 17, 2012 at 12:19

The hatred towards the jews, contrary to what we find in the western media, is not due to religious reasons but to political reasons. The state of Israel was created by occupying Arab land and removing Arabs from their homes and villages. A fact that Israeli leaders like Moshe Dyan have recognised. "We came here to a country that was populated by Arabs and we are building here a Hebrew, a Jewish state; instead of the Arab villages, Jewish villages were established"

Before the creation of the state of Israel there was no particular animosity in the Arab world towards jews. Many Jews lived in Syria and elsewhere quite peacefully until 1948.

Talk of religion is always used to distract from the real issues.

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