Sunday, November 09, 2008

Telling Numbers

The case for an independent Jewish state is rarely expressed as succinctly as in these American polling numbers, taken shortly after Kristallnacht:
Do you approve or disapprove of the Nazi's treatment ... Of Jews in Germany?

5.6% Approve
88.2% Disapprove
6.2% No Opinion

Should we allow a larger number of Jewish exiles from Germany to come to the United States to live?

21.2 Yes
71.8% No
7.0% No Opinion

The lack of rabid hatred is nice, but insufficient. Jews need a place where we get to make the decision as to allowing in Jewish refugees fleeing persecution.

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