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OUTRAGEOUS COMMENT OF THE YEAR: FORMER DUTCH PM: JEWS SHOULD HAVE HAD A STATE IN GERMANY

by Rhonda Spivak, November 14, 2012

A Former Dutch Prime Minister Dries van Act has just reportedly said that rather than have the state of israel, Jews should have had a state in Germany.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/former-dutch-pm-jews-shouldve-had-a-state-in-germany/

“Jews need a safe place. Why couldn’t they get a safe place in Germany, at the time?” Dries Van Agt said on November 8 during a seminar in Nijmegen, according to the Dutch daily Telegraaf.

Now, that's a real zinger of a question from a former Prime Minister no less. Too bad Dries van Agt didn't raise it at the time--I'm sure his friends in Germany would have welcomed a Jewish state in their midst. Is it too late for van Agt to get elected to the German Parliament?

And what about Ben-Gurion ? For all these years, I have thought that David Ben-Gurion was pretty smart--Amazing isn't it that he and the other Zionist leaders of the day didn't realize that instead of worrying about the British white paper, and having to fight a little war of independence, they could have just opened up shop in Germany.

 
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