Interesting poll that was done and it begs to ask the question - has anyone asked the Palestinians what they want? And why?
I'm surprised you did not include fromer chancellor Helmut Schmidt in your list of Jews who served under the Nazis.(He had his own reasons for recommending Rigg's study)
I think, for many reasons, that it is disingenuous to compare the situation of Solomon Perel, who was a Volljude (a full Jew), to that of Mischlinge ("mixed race") of various degrees.
With only one Jewish great-grandfather, how Jewish do you think Emile Maurice was? Especially in the context of Jewish acculturation and assimilation in the 18th and 19th centuries?
Hi Clara, the examples I gave were to raise the possibility that some German Jews (whether they personally identified themselves as Jews or whether it was by State identification) for whatever reason (self-preservation, anti-Semitic etc) did support Hitler. Helmut Schmidt might fit into the same category as Emile Maurice, i.e Helmut's father who was adopted was the son of a German Jew. Thus both Helmut and Emile may not have had any personal connection with Judaism or Jewish identity despite having Jewish heritage.
People's political allegiances often defy common sense. New refugees can vote for right wing parties that act against refugee interests. Minority groups working for a state in the armed forces despite the State work against minorities. I was just trying to ensure we were open to the fact that human beings don't often operate as we think logically they should.
"only 30 percent chose Palestinian citizenship – as compared to 35 percent that chose Israeli citizenship" - not majority just more...
My point here is simple, Arab dictators have a record of being cruel to theit people and depriving them of basic rights, being corrupt and limited job and education. In this poll you see that the Arabs of East Jerusalem don't trust such a leadership, they would rather live in Israel. Similarly to teh Arabs living in Israel now who would never agree to become citizens of an Arab stae and leave their Israeli citizenship behind. who would want to live in an Arab regime... even those sufering so hard under occupation choose Israel...
I think if you and many other people here truly cared about the Arabs living in the west bank and Gaza you would try to look at what is the best for them and not simply demonize Israel. The arabs can only pray to have a democracy as good as taht in Israel. Maybe you should start holding PA leader accountable here, demand elections, freedoms for all religions, genders and sexual orientations... otherwise you are just creating another country for more people to suffer - no one wants that....
I agree but that is also true for the areas in Hebron that still have the mezzuzah mark in the doors that Arabs took over..... Or all the Arab countries who expelled their Jewsih populations. What needs to be done is find a fair settlement that will allow us all to live in peace.