69 million page views

There is a precedent.

Reader comment on item: Ariel Sharon's Folly

Submitted by Zev Saffer (Israel), Apr 13, 2005 at 04:00

There is a precedent to the forceful removal of Jews from their home and none other than Ariel Sharon was involved. I refer to the removal of Jews from their homes in Yamit and other towns in the Sinai. While this was done by the Israeli government and not another democracy (I do not consider Israel a true democracy anymore) it still set the historical precedence. Unfortunately if this retreat takes place it will set another precedent for future retreats. In Israel we are not allowed to compare what is happening with what the German Nazis did to the Jews but wasn't Germany also a democracy? It seems that when it comes to Jews the world has different standards of behavior.

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2024 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)