It takes a Hollywood ignoramus to give flesh to the argument of a radical anti-Semitic Iranian. Jewish history did not begin with Kristallnacht. The first Zionist Congress occurred in 1897. The Jews fought for and received recognition for the right to establish a "Jewish national home in Palestine" from Britain in 1917 and from the League of Nations in 1922, two decades before the Holocaust.You see Krauthammer is anxious that Spielberg suggests that Israel exists because of the holocaust. For the American Krauthammer, Israel is a miracle based on a 2,000 year longing of Jews (a minority of the world's Jews that is) to return to the ancient homeland. You don't have to be from Hollywood to be an ignoramus. It shows the strength of American imperialism when a well known writer can speak of "rights" enshrined in an imperial decree like the Balfour Declaration and the rubber stamping of that decree by the League of Nations.
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