Seth Rogen's Anti-Israel Rant

(National Review) David Harsanyi - Actor Seth Rogen, who has, at best, a facile understanding of basic history, faith, or politics, claimed this week he was "fed a huge amount of lies about Israel" growing up, and he now questions the legitimacy of the Jewish state's existence. "They never tell you that - oh by the way, there were people there [in Israel]." Anyone with basic cognitive abilities understood that "other people" lived in Israel. It was "other people" who launched pogroms against Jews in the 1920s and 1930s. It was "other people" who allied with Hitler during World War II, continuing to stoke violence against Jews. It was "other people" who rejected the UN partition plan and launched an all-out war against Jews only three years after the concentration camps were liberated. It was "other people" who initiated wave after wave of terrorism against Jewish civilians. It was "other people" who rejected dozens of peace offerings from 1948 onward. And yet, some of those "other people" still reside in Israel and enjoy more liberal rights than Arabs do in any Arab nation. In fact, as the historian Efraim Karsh has noted, large numbers of those "other people" initially came to sparsely populated areas of Israel because of the influx of Jews, who, starting in the late 19th century, brought economic growth and opportunities with them.

2020-07-30 00:00:00

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