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German poll

A German poll shows that "more than 50 percent of Germans believe that Israel’s present-day treatment of the Palestinians is similar to what the Nazis did to the Jews during World War II, a German survey released this weekend shows.

51 percent of respondents said that there is not much of a difference between what Israel is doing to the Palestinians today and what the Nazis did to the Jews during the Holocaust, compared to 49% who disagreed with such a comparison." And, if that’s not bad enough, "The survey also found that 68 percent of Germans believe that Israel is waging a ’war of extermination’ against the Palestinians, while some 32% disagreed with such a statement." You might want to glance at this essay, "Anti-Semitism and Ethnicity in Europe," by John Rosenthal. And you might as well glance at this speech by Jacques Derrida, one of his last before expiring. It is not unrelated to the above, and is most certainly an interesting and revealing exposition of what he sees Europe to be now and in the future as it moves into the new enlightenment and become the cradle of counter-globalization.

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