Forwarded from Nestor (anti-Semitism)
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Tue Aug 19 12:51:08 MDT 2003
ARE WE GUILTY?
According to Patricio A. Brodsky, a sociologist who has just published
"A comparative study on contemporary antisemitism", when Israeli Jews
are confronted with the statement "<Diaspora> Jews have patterns of
behavior that generate hostility against them" are (55%) in agreement.
In countries with a strong antisemitic tradition such as Poland,
Austria, Slovakia or the Czech republic, the affirmative opinions re:
this statement were of just 19, 14, 14 and 6% each. That is, Israelis
values are three or fourfold those found in the four countries. Israeli
Jews, a 55% of them at least, believe that Jews living outside Israel do
things that place ourselves as victims of antisemitic attack. That is,
Israeli Jews (following the rationale of this idea) see us as seeking
This position is consistent with the explicit purpose of building a new
Jew in Israel, one of the basements of which was a redefinition against
the position of victim.
Up to this point an Argentinean Jewish correspondent of mine.
Now, Néstor adds his own lot: the above, if anything, only shows that
Israeli Jews are consistently Zionists, yes, but in a very different
sense. In the sense of the racist roots of Zionism, and not in the
Wailing Wall sense of _our_ victimization or desire to be victimized.
Leave cheapskate Freudianism out of all this. They share the Nazi image
of the (Diaspora) Jew as the self-inflicting victim, who should go to
Israel and teach the world how rough we Jews can be...
There you have the Arabs to show them!
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