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Reader comment on item: New York Sun Columnist Weighs in on Creation of State of Israel

Submitted by You Know Who (Canada), Jul 22, 2006 at 01:57

The product of the American education system aids in the continuing fable that Israel is a made-up country. I'm not going to waste my time giving you a history lesson rather class I'm giving you an assignment.

Research Roman emperor Hadrian (Aelius Hadrianus), read how he expelled the Jews from Judea, renamed the land Syria-Palaestina and how he changed the name of the city of Jerusalem to Aelia Capitolina. Research where the Jews resettled, discover how Christianity was later adopted by the Romans as a state religion, find out how European anti-Semitism got started, research the writings of Martin Luther (i.e. ‘On The Jews and Their Lies' printed in 1543), discover how German Lutheranism became interwoven into modern 20th century Germany and of course realize that the Holocaust was fact not fiction.

In terms of the non-European countries the Jewish exiles settled in: research what countries they are, what contributions did the local Jewish population do for these countries, what changed for the Jews with the advent of Arabian expansionism (Re: Muhammadism), what regions were the Jews expelled from and where did they go?

Finally research the creation of the modern state of Israel and find out what regions of the world the Jews came from that constituted this Jewish country. If after doing all this research you still find that Israel is a fictitious country and that this region was created mainly by European Jewish Holocaust survivors than you can consider giving yourself an ‘F'!

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