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Hans-Micael

Danish national, I'm a retired college professor (History and Religion)

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  • Palestinian officials say, Trump 'destroyed' the two-state solution
    • Washington and the Dotard Trump have given a 9/11 call to the muslim world - Erdogan called it a red line.... This is a gift to ISIS, Al-qaida, Hamas, Boko Haram and all extremists in the muslim world... In fact this crime against international law will become the most anti-semitic act by any western leader since A. Hitler wrote Mein Kampf!

  • How I got over the Milk-and-Honey-and-Chosen-People place
    • Thank you Menucha for sharing your story. In Europe too the indoctrination is (and has been) pervasive up until the First Intifada. Not only in the jewish communities but in the public schools and high schools as well. The accepted narrative was the Israeli mythos and if you questioned it you were either anti-semitic or just plain stupid. The kibbutzniks from Denmark more than 25.000 young men and women and the leftwing politicians were the avant-guarde in promoting the state of Israel. Supporting the jewish community in Denmark is a-priori to any political agenda about racism and intolerance in society. Since 'the Rescue of the Danish Jewish Community' in 1943 anti-semitism has been anathema to being Danish. Not untill the Intifada did any major political party nor any major human rights group in Denmark question the Israeli narrative. Eventhough the anti-apartheid movement was strong in Denmark the Israel-Arab Conflict was never seen as anything but Israel protecting itself from Arab and Palestinian terrorism. Even Ariel Sharon was exonerated by Danish politicians from complicity in the Sabra and Shatila massacre. But questions and controversy became the new order of the day and human rights groups were beginning to repudiate the Danish compliance to the Israeli politicians. The nonviolent demonstrations of the First Intifade and the Israeli oppression of the unarmed protesters were a Sharpville experience for many leftwing and human rights activists in Denmark. BDS grows stronger by the day and Benjamin Netanayhus populist rightwing demagogery is becomming totally unpalatable among leftwing and liberal minded groups in Denmark. I too became interested in the revisionist history of the occupation of Palestine rather than the war for Israeli Independence it became a history of human rights violations. I owe Ilan Pappe a big applause for his major works and empirical knowledge into the history of the Palestinian People.

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