The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist, and believed blind eternal fate, I
should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations.
- John Adams
Yeah, I'll admit, lately I've been wearing my Jewish pride on my sleeve. This shouldn't seem a huge deal, as everyone else seems to be violently proud of their religions/nationalities - Haiti, Poland, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Vietnam, China, India, Cape Verde, Ghana, Russia, Cambodia, Ireland, Greece...if everyone else can be proud of their native countries (whether they were born there or not), I think there isn't a thing wrong with Jews being proud of Israel.
In recent days, this has been difficult. Every country in the world sympathizes with the goat-fucking, shit-skinned folks who fly planes into buildings and blow themselves up in crowded public areas. I am not sure why, because the Palestinians have no longer history in Israel than the Jews, and no greater a claim to it. The only reason Israel has so many Arabs in it in the first place is because in the 1880's, the Zionists who came in from Eastern Europe and Russia began to build the place up, and where there are jobs, people will come. Why their own stupid countries can't help them out is a mystery, I suppose.
Anti-Semitism has been around since before Christianity (the Pagans of Greece and Rome got the honor of treating us like crap in those days; so much for Paganism being a "peaceful" religion). Jews have been tossed out of every country in Europe over the course of history. We got blamed for the Black Plague. We actually had several hundred years of peace living in Islamic Spain before the Inquisition, which is interesting. The French have always hated us more than anyone else, being the first country to hand over the Jews to the concentration camps during WWII without even a fight (yet the largest Jewish population in Europe today remains in France, which is weird). We've been the butt of every joke. People have believed for centuries that we kill Christian babies and drink their blood, that we worship Satan, that we killed Jesus, that the Holocaust was a scam to get the state of Israel, that we don't belong in civilized society, etc.
None of this is true, of course. If it weren't for us, Israel would still be a desert and nobody would want to live there. We see the great job Arabs do of building up their own cities.
Plenty of Americans hate Jews as well. If they don't hate Jews blatantly, many of them have some inner hatred ("damn kykes have all the money" - so get off your racist ass and do some work yourself!). Most are pro-Palestinian in the conflict that is going on now. They claim we're being so insensitive to them and their property - so why did the Palestinians use Jewish cemeteries as toilets during the Six Day War? Now who's uncivilized?
The bottom line is this - before one picks sides in a battle, one should know all the facts. Below are links to some articles given to me at Hebrew High School (Prozdor). Soon to come will be some links from the packet that was given to me. These articles are written by Israelis (eloquent ones at that) who are, to put it lightly, just a leetle bit pissed at how everyone percieves Jews.
Never Prouder to be an Israeli and a Jew
What it Means to be a Jew
54 Ways to Help Israel