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To: Dixie Yooper
At the time, Israel was in dire need of able bodied citizens to help defend their small country. Allowing people in who were in need of care would have added to a burden they could barely maintain.

That kind of rationale could have been taken almost word-for-word from something I would have expected to read about Germany in the economic malaise of the 1920s under the Weimar Republic and in the 1930s under National Socialist Party (the Nazis).

The term they would have used was Untermenschen.

7 posted on 12/09/2009 4:15:54 AM PST by Alberta's Child (God is great, beer is good . . . and people are crazy.)
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To: Alberta's Child
It’s no secret that after Israel was reestablished, it became a military state. There was no other way for it to survive. Their entire population aside from infants and very young children had to be ready to mobilize within a moments notice. Life is tough. Life in Israel is even tougher.
8 posted on 12/09/2009 4:43:37 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Alberta's Child

If Israel had been over-run by the Arabs because they didn’t have a high enough proportion of able-bodied, the Israeli Jews really would have found themselves being treated like ‘Untermenschen’ all over again...

When facing the kind of total annhilation Israel was facing at that time, they had no choice but to be pragmatic and realistic....


9 posted on 12/09/2009 4:45:28 AM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Alberta's Child

The Eichmann Trial was a turning point in how Israel looked at the Holocaust. A lot of Israelis who came to Israel before the War and fought for her independence resented Holocaust survivors because of the perception that they didn’t fight back against the Nazis.

When the Eichmann trial was televised and Israelis heard the testimonies of the horrors the survivors endured, the attitude towards them changed. Meir’s policy would not have had nearly as much support after that.


12 posted on 12/09/2009 6:31:24 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Alberta's Child

This is exactly the kind of vile statement I would have expected from someone who has spent years at Free Republic making similar ugly comments about Jews. In making this comparison it is you in fact who is acting like the Nazi and in the worst possible way.


16 posted on 12/09/2009 7:36:15 PM PST by Fenhalls555
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