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The Ultimate "Fighting Jew"

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Submitted by Dave M. O'Neill (United States), Apr 12, 2005 at 01:39

Daniel, I can understand your misgivings after the Oslo fiasco. But given Mr. Sharon's record, both as a military commander between 1948 and 1972 and his political performance since then makes me almost certain that he will never fall into the trap that captures so many Jews--- i.e. that by being understanding of the enemy that wants to destroy you, you will overcome him with love. The alternative approach, kill as many of these enemies as you can so that they fear you so much they will leave you alone, even though they will still hate you was ended at Masada in 70 AD but was picked up by Jabotinski almost 2000 years later.

I believe that Mr. Sharon is the embodiment of the fighting Jew and will not fall into the "turning of the other cheek trap." The great irony is that perhaps the greatest Jew of them all is on the record as advocating turning the other cheek. But I believe he has by now, after witnessing the Oslo betrayal, given his blessing to the fighting Jew.
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