Sonntag, 29. Mai 2011

"Extended version"

"The notion of a 'Jewish State' to be established on land roughly 10% of Idaho’s size was a bad joke to begin with. This is a simple calculation error: If you take into account the fact that there are some 14 million Jews in the world who are all supposed to live here eventually, and if you take into account the fact that the State of Israel’s size is what is known as 'George’s farm' in Texas, you immediately understand that a “home for the Jewish people” in fact meant “slums for the Jewish people (…)
I realize that 'it’s really crowded here, and besides, haven’t you been to the Golan Heights? Isn’t it lovely? Wouldn’t it be a shame to give it up?' doesn’t quite sound like the kind of argument we can present in Washington: It will melt on the plane. Yet nonetheless, at least for Israelis my age and younger – those who were born in the extended version of the State of Israel – The '1967 borders' sound a little like 'go back to your room and stay there.'
In seiner satirischen Kolumne "1967 lines? No, thanks" (Ynet-News, 29. Mai) erklärt Raanan Shaked die "wahren Gründe", warum kein Israeli zurück zu den 1967-Grenzen will

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