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As an ardent Revisionist Zionist, I have yet to encounter anyone who believes Israel is perfect. Even David Ben-Gurion, the 1st Prime Minister, said: “We will know we have become a normal country when Jewish thieves and Jewish prostitutes conduct their business in Hebrew.” No, things aren’t perfect in Israel yet – but it’s a pretty tough neighborhood, and Israel is constantly striving to improve.
Lenin called those who work against their own people’s best interests in support of their enemies “useful idiots” – and I’d call people like Beinart and members of the New Israel Fund worse than that.
As Ze’ev Jabotinsky said: “What interest can the Jewish nation have in individuals whose supreme pride consists in the fact that they have renounced their own people? The bitter root of our shame and our suffering is that we do not give our own people the full love of a patriot. It would be better if we did not love our people at all, if we were unconcerned as to whether it existed or had disappeared, rather than that we should love it halfway which means to despise it.”
My mom used to tell me as a kid, “If you don’t have anything nice to say to your sister than don’t say anything at all.” Maybe these so-called supporters of Israel can follow this rule. This crowd of people would be better off not loving Israel anymore – they harm morale, public relations and so much more for Israel and the Jewish people. Go love another country.
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