Tuesday, April 23, 2002

Not everything coming out of London is insanely antisemitic.... There is one point in this article with which I take serious issue: I don't believe Sharon "...pushed through an expansion of Israeli settlements." Phrasing it that way makes it seem that it was some whim of Sharon's. Settling in Gaza and Judea and Samaria was and is an expression of the will of a very large fraction of the Israeli people. It was not some wild hare chased by an ambitious politician.

The Arabs of the region have ALWAYS benefited from Jews civilizing the region, and have ALWAYS resented it. I think the active emotions are not too different from the French resentment of America, without whose help they might still be under German domination. My wife has termed it, "the politics of envy."