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Jews and the whole world

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in response to reader comment: "the smaller and weaker sister religion"

Submitted by trans-parere (Canada), Oct 19, 2006 at 15:41

Dear Moshe

" Systematically and cruelly victimized over centuries by literally the whole world". You're really playing the victim card. Jews have never been exactly united in any endeavor regarding the "whole world". Jews have spent a couple of thousand years at odds with themselves. While I admit to the trials and tribulations of those who practice the religion I can't agree that their treatment has been by world design.

Christianity has done much for Jews and world Jewry going back to 1099 when the first Crusaders took Jerusalem and created the Kingdom of Jerusalem. And they kept returning to the Middle East through 1272 battling Islamic expansionism while trying to maintain the Judeo and Christian religions. During WW1 there were Jews on both sides of the trenches shooting at each other. Supporting divergent realities. And Christianity didn't entirely forget about the plight of the Jews during WW2.

While the Pope at the time was very limited in any formal voice, due to being surrounded by Italian fascist. It has been shown that Jews outside of German influence did very little to provide large scale escape. At that time Zionist were more concerned with banking money and seeking support for a homeland. And they left the hard work to the rest of the world to liberate the jewish slaves. While many good Jewish people gave much, including their lives outside of the concentration camps, they never united to create a Jewish Army that swept their antagonizers from the field. (At no time in Jewish history prior to the creation of Islrael).
The world does not owe the Jewish people anything, regardless of how much they may have suffered.

And if youre going to use world wide sweeping statements to highlight your "victimization ", then don't be suprised, (or name it "racial" (?)) if the world asks, " what have you done for me."


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