Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Time for a Second Jewish State?

In the unlikely event that the Palestinians will genuinely revoke their triumphalism and Islamic supremacism, it would take the wind out of the sails of the Israeli right and their triumphalism and Jewish supremacism. Who will have the courage and good fortune to blink first?
(I must, perhaps defensively, contextualise this and add that there are at least 16 avowedly Islamic nation states, and another 35 countries where Islam is the majority religion and cultural backdrop (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Muslim-majority_countries) collectively covering an area of more than 15 million square kilometers and with a population of 1.3 billion, as contrasted with Israel's population of 7 miilion (of which 80% is Jewish) and land area of 22,145 sq.km (smaller than the Kruger Park.) The miniscule space Israel occupies physically vs the psychic space it takes up in so many people's preoccupations is one of the strangest aspects of the collective modern psychosis. Of course none of this makes me feel better about Jewish vandals and terrorists defacing mosques and churches, or who threaten and seek to harm other Jews who think differently from them.
Perhaps it is time for a 2nd Jewish state in Uganda or Southern India? That way if Iran destroys the current one, there will still be a place for surviving Jews to take refuge. Your thoughts?

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