"Israel is the criterion according to which all Jews will tend to be judged. Israel as a Jewish state is an example of the Jewish character, which finds free and concentrated expression within it. Anti-Semitism has deep and historical roots.
"Nevertheless, any flaw in Israeli conduct, which initially is cited as anti-Israelism, is likely to be transformed into empirical proof of the validity of anti-Semitism. It would be a tragic irony if the Jewish state, which was intended to solve the problem of anti-Semitism, was to become a factor in the rise of anti-Semitism. Israelis must be aware that the price of their misconduct is paid not only by them but also Jews throughout the world."
-- Yehoshafat Harkabi,
Israel’s longest serving
Director of Military Intelligence
in his book Israel's Fateful Hour, 1986
How true is this statement?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Israel needs not just a good PR set-up, but an outstanding one, head and shoulders above all the anti-Israel sources. It must be both national and international in origin and participation. The facts must saturate the minds of anti-Semites and their audience. It is only through generations of education and 'brain clarification' that the twisting of facts and language can be overcome.Source(s): Beechhold and Behling, The Science of Language and ther Art of Teaching.
- ...Arael...Lv 41 decade ago
I think it is true to the people that believe it is true because their might be people that think that it isn't true.