God's chosen people
by: Jostein Gaarder, Aftenposten 05.08.06
An article in a leading Norwegian newspaper last weekend lambasted Israel and Judaism and said Israel has lost its right to exist in its present form.
Entitled "God's chosen people," the article by author Jostein Gaarder in Aftenposten is raising a storm in Norway. Gaarder, author of the book "Sophie's World," links the Israel Defense Forces' acts in Lebanon to Jewish history and foresees the coming dismantling of the state as it exists today, with the Jews becoming refugees.
There is no turning back, says Gaarder. It is time to learn a new lesson: We do no longer recognize the state of Israel. We could not recognize the South African apartheid regime, nor did we recognize the Afghan Taliban regime. Then there were many who did not recognize Saddam Hussein's Iraq or the Serbs' ethnic cleansing. We must now get used to the idea: The state of Israel in its current form is history.
Save any anti-semite attacks or racism accusations and send them to Olmert, Peretz , and to Halutz. I am relaying what is widely discussed in the civilized states that used to give up "moral coverage" for Israel's war crimes and what not.
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