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Jews Were Terrorists, Too

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Submitted by Larry Derfner (Israel), Sep 17, 2002 at 12:14

If you're going to put pressure against Hanan Ashrawi from speaking on American campuses, what would you have done to Menachem Begin, who ordered the 1946 bombing of Jerusalem's King David Hotel, which resulted in 91 deaths to British, Arabs, Jews and others?

Or Yitzhak Shamir, who orchestrated the assassinations of British officials and soldiers, and even that of UN Mideast envoy Count Folke Bernadotte AFTER Israel won independence and was seated in the UN?

Or Nelson Mandela and other leaders of the ANC, who engaged in terror against apartheid South Africa?

If you're going to put pressure against Ashrawi because of her verbal support for terror against settlers and soldiers in the West Bank and Gaza, you're going to have to bar hundreds and thousands of Jews, Africans and Asians who also used terror against foreign occupiers.

Some of them even ended up winning Nobel Peace Prizes.
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