Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Who saved Israel in 1948? No, not America! Guess again!

Today, western governments fulminate against Iran's president for allegedly wishing the destruction of Israel (through sheer mistranslation).

Where were the western governments when Israel was nearly wiped off the map in the 1948 war? If it hadn't been for a most unlikely saviour (from the present perspective) called Joseph Stalin, who ordered a timely and decisive shipment of Czech arms, Israel would not have been there any longer.

Why didn't western governments lift a finger to help Israel then? This is the question posed by Norman Finkelstein in his book "The Holocaust Industry". His answer may not be wholly satisfactory, but his question is perfectly legitimate.

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