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October 16, 2013

The debate about “Israel’s right to exist”

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 11:56 am

Someone asked me if I believe that “Israel has the right to exist.”  Wow!  What a loaded question!!!  As regular viewers of my blog may have noticed, I have never written anything about Israel.  I don’t know enough about the subject to write about it.

Map of Israel

Map of Israel

I did a google search to find the answer to the question: “Does Israel have the right to exist?”

I found what I consider to be an excellent essay on the subject of Israel’s right to exist at

Then I did a search on “Does Palestine have a right to exist?” and found this excellent essay entitled “Excuse me, But Israel Has No Right to Exist.”

According to Wikipedia, “As of 27 September 2013, 133 (68.9%) of the 193 member states of the United Nations have recognised the State of Palestine.”

It seems to me that the main argument with regard to Israel’s Right to Exist is that, in case there is another Holocaust, the Jews need a place to go.  Remember the Evian Conference?  You can read about it here, on the website of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Throughout history, the Jews have been expelled from many countries, e.g. England in 1290 and Spain in 1492.  The Jews need some place to go if they are ever expelled again.  The Palestinians will just have to “suck it up.”

Before the “Land of Israel” was given to the Jews, there was a plan to establish a homeland for the Jews in Uganda, but this fell through.

Remember the 1960 movie Exodus, starring Paul Newman.  I couldn’t understand this movie.  Why were the British trying to keep the Jews out of Palestine?  Paul Newman is Jewish.  What’s not to like?

December 11, 2010

Kristallnaht on Nov. 9, 1938 and what happened just months before this date

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 9:26 am

One of my favorite web sites is  Today I read an article on about “what Kristallnacht means to the Jews” here.  Kristallnacht needs no explanation; most people know about it — unless they have been living in a cave somewhere for the last 70 years.  But how many people know about the Evian Conference that was held in July 1938, just months before the pogrom known as Kristallnacht took place on Nov. 9th and 10th in 1938.    (more…)