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This life-altering experience came to light when I met a first cousin of my father, who became my mentor and role model as both a critic and a lover of Israel. Hans Lebrecht, a former human rights activist and journalist, opened my eyes to a different Israel that for me was profoundly troubling. I had not been aware until then of Israel's insatiable hunger for land, or the racism I observed towards Palestinians, Sephardic Jews, Bedouins, and later, African asylum-seekers seeking work and political freedom. Awoken by Hans from my dream of a democratic, safe Israel, my love for the country had become tainted. How could Israel have built socialist-style communal living on someone else's land? It did not make sense. I grew agitated and heard half-remembered echoes of coarse shouts that I had suppressed for years: "Refugees, reviled Jews who must be cleansed out of Germany and the rest of Europe!" or, as heard from a neighbor in our family apartment in Jamaica, Queens, "Those dirty Jews upstairs should have been killed by Hitler!"
originally posted by: dukeofjive696969
Its good to see that people love donalds new reality tv show, obama is not a muslim and no he dosent hate israel.
If he did he wouldent be sending more money.