Thursday, May 08, 2008

Happy Birthday Israel

"Antisemitism, the hatred of the Jewish people, has been and remains a blot on the soul of mankind. In this we are in full agreement. So know also this: anti-Zionist is inherently antisemitic, and ever will be so." From M.L. King Jr., "Letter to an Anti-Zionist Friend," Saturday Review_XLVII (Aug. 1967), p. 76. Reprinted in M.L. King Jr., "This I Believe: Selections from the Writings of Dr. Martin Luther King J"

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"Israel in 2008 looks little like the tiny agricultural nation that declared its independence 60 years ago. Modern Israel is high tech superpower, leading the world in of medicine, biotech, computer science, environment, culture and art. After two thousand years of exile, fresh from the ovens of Europe, with virtually nothing, they came to rebuild their lives as free Jews in their homeland.

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A few days late, but ....Happy Birthday Israel.

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:32 AM

    Hmm I am finding the timing of this article most disturbing... and by that I may mean that it was a few days too late(or did i?)

    Happi B'day Israel.

    Should have celebrated 20th April as well, tis He who, to a great extent, made his people titans of industry and Germania the biggest economy in Europe and third largest in the world by nominal GDP. After all that alone,is how we measure civilization..

    To despise Islam is one thing, but have the balls to call a spade- a spade.

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  2. Anonymous12:55 AM

    Maldives should be proud that it was the first Muslim nation to establish diplomatic ties with Israel. Jews have given so much to art, music and science after the world took so much away from them. They've risen from the ashes. Am Israel chai!

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  3. Anonymous7:01 AM

    My apologies. Where I said 'balls' I meant ovaries.

    And of course Mr.King sought to identify his people with the most visibly recognized as the oppressed of our age. Tis the only way he could hope to get America's nincompoop white masses and the wider 'liberalized & industrialized' world of the time to hear the pleas of a race that has been enslaved for eons!

    While they were revering a grand old document coined in Independence Hall in Philadelphia(which stated that "all men are created equal"), it took them centuries before the blacks were emancipated and suffrage granted to women.
    To this day even, African-Americans are a downtrodden and subclass citizenry..

    Jews(Ashkenazim specifically) while no doubt are the most intelligent of the human race, they also represent the most basest of human qualities. How it is that they manage to enslave and hold hostage a population of 3million Palestinian civilians(in their own land), in the 21st century world, and against all international charters and common reason & humanity is testament to both these facts..one could write inexhaustibly on this side of their 60year statehood, and still not be able to do justice to the level of impunity with which they have trampled on the rest of Human Conscience. Statements made by their leaders(the First Terror-genitors of middle east) would be proof enough of what they stand for.
    Unfortunate and baffling at the same time, that a people who have suffered so much over the millennium(on could say as far back as Moses) stand today as the beacons of such inhumanity & injustice, and the root cause of 90% cent of planet earths current political and cultural conflicts..

    "Perhaps Palestinians are not the most punished people on earth, but they are indeed the most openly punished people on earth. Perhaps they are not the people who have suffered the most but they are the people whose sufferings are the most uninterruptedly visible,” Spanish philosopher Santiago Alba Rice

    The state of Israel is the most graphic representation of the Homo Sapien Sapien- the best, the good, the worst and the ugliest. And for the remainder of us (gentiles as they like to call us), we too have a "dream" much like Mr.King had.

    No Justice, No peace.

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  4. Dhivehi Christian11:45 AM

    Happy birthday Israel! Free Maldivians like me and others here are proud of you. Our fathers recognized you as a state and those who are free amongst us still do so. We wish you all the best and hope one day you will liberate your rightful Temple Mount, demolish the filthy mosque of Allah and rebuilt the Temple of God.

    Shalom my Jewish brothers and sisters!

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  5. Dhivehi Christian11:45 AM

    Happy birthday Israel! Free Maldivians like me and others here are proud of you. Our fathers recognized you as a state and those who are free amongst us still do so. We wish you all the best and hope one day you will liberate your rightful Temple Mount, demolish the filthy mosque of Allah and rebuilt the Temple of God.

    Shalom my Jewish brothers and sisters!

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  6. Anonymous2:58 PM

    pfft hehe

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