onsdag, september 10, 2008

McCain om judarna och Israel

Ja, fast inte presidentkandidaten John McCain
utan hans bror den pensionerade journalisten
Joe McCain. Ett tal han höll i en synagoga
2002 cirkulerar just nu på nätet. Det är värt
att läsa.
"Never Again."
There is a lot of worry popping up in the
media just now -- "Can Israel Survive?"
Don't worry about it. It relates to something that
Palestinians, the Arabs, and perhaps most Americans
don't realize -- the Jews are never going quietly again.
Never. And if the world doesn't come to understand that,
then millions of Arabs are going to die. It's as simple as that.
Throughout the history of the world, the most abused,
kicked-around race of people have been the Jews.
Not just during the holocaust of World War II, but for
thousands of years. They have truly been
"The Chosen People" in a terrible and tragic sense.
The Bible story of Egypt's enslavement of
the Jews is not just a story, it is history, if festooned
with theological legend and heroic epics. In 70 A.D.
the Romans, which had for a long time tolerated the Jews
-- even admired them as 'superior' to other vassals --
tired of their truculent demands for independence and
decided on an early "Solution" to the Jewish problem.
Jerusalem was sacked and reduced to near rubble,
Jewish resistance was pursued and crushed by the
implacable Roman War Machine -- see 'Masada'.
And thus began The Diaspora, the dispersal of Jews
throughout the rest of the world.