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Gordis says Israel is ‘reviled.’ Why?

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Daniel Gordis, a rabbi, moved to Israel from the United States ten years ago with his wife and three young children…

Lately he published a book saying that “Israel is now reviled” around the world and that “if they want to survive,” Jews in Israel and in the Diaspora “will need to prepare themselves for a conflict that may not subside for generations.”

And what does this conflict entail?

Gordis describes Palestinian Israelis as a “fifth column,” in the book; and Jerry Haber, who’s read the whole thing, writes that that Gordis all but calls for “transfer” of Palestinians out of Israel.

“Forced population transfers are now considered an international crime by many authorities.” But the picture is not “nearly as one-sided as it is often portrayed.” Forced expulsion, though traumatic, “need not condemn you to poverty”. Moreover, “there are many cases of population transfer that have been conducted bloodlessly, and that have contributed to the creation of peace between formerly warring neighbors…”

Or from the last page of his book:

“Israelis… will need to convince those who do not wish to be part of the future of the Jewish state not to live in it.”

…Daniel Gordis, a rabbi, moved to Israel from the United States ten years ago with his wife and three young children.

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