Sunday, March 05, 2006
To be a Jew is to live with the fact that strange people you have never seen and don’t even know exist want to kill you. Every one us, consciously or subconsciously, has to find some way to make peace with this. When you read articles like Michael Totten’s report from the Kurdish genocide museum, that peace is disturbed. The fact that the Jewish people have survived a genocide is not the only reason for a Jewish state, but it is one of them, and it is a good one. I am more and more convinced that it is also one of the very good reasons for a Kurdish state as well. They’ve waited long enough, and they deserve to be able to say “never again” and know that they have the power to make sure of that. In short, they’ve earned it.