Friday, May 18, 2007

good book on Israel's moral right

I just finished reading and would highly recommend “Right to Exist: A Moral Defense of Israel’s Wars” by Yaakov Lozowick, an archivist at Yad vaShem. Lozowick reviews the history of Israel from its inception until the present time, and presents the reasons for his own transformation from a supporter of the Oslo accords to his acceptance of the stark reality that the Palestinians are unwilling to accept the existence of a Jewish state in the Middle East under any terms. I usually don’t write about this issue it because the facts are obvious and depressing – the world at large (with a few exceptions, of course) has never had a need for the Jews or any sympathy for them, and not much has changed in 2000 years except now the Europeans allow Hamas or Hezbollah to do their dirty work for them instead of taking the direct approach. Ain lanu l’hishaein elah al Avinu shebaShamayim.

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