Thursday, April 02, 2009

Hard facts not accepted

Someone named Steven Lendmen answers an LA Times editorial by Judea Pearl. Evidently, the definition of a "fact" is anything argued by Shlomo Zand:
Pearl can’t accept the hard facts that Tel Aviv University Professor Shlomo Zand documented in his important 2008 book: When and How Was the Jewish People Invented? It exposes biblical nonsense comprising core Zionist beliefs about Jews:

* that ancient Romans expelled them;
* their exodus from Egypt, then left to wander the earth rootless;
* enslaved, oppressed, and tormented for centuries; and
* the myth that God bestowed a “Greater Israel” for Jews alone – “A land without people for a people without land.” According to Israeli journalist Tom Segev and others:
* there never was a Jewish people, just a Jewish religion;
* there was no exile, therefore no return, and much of the Jewish Diaspora was voluntary; and
* the story was a Zionist invention, a conspiracy to justify a future Jewish state, and now vilify Palestinian self-determination as a plot to destroy it.

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