Sunday, June 20, 2010
Israelis heeding Helen Thomas’ advice and heading back to Germany
by Larry Geller
Helen Thomas seems to have gotten into trouble for saying something that many Israelis would agree with. They are indeed returning to Germany, at least.
For Jewish people, Germany is not the "Land der Taeter" (country of the perpetrators) anymore; now, the country is becoming ‘a haven of peace’ for many Jews who are moving from Israel decades after World War II.
In 2008, the last year for which figures are available, almost 2,000 Israelis became naturalised German citizens. Two years earlier, more than 4,300 did so. According to the Israeli embassy, around 13,000 Israelis now live in Berlin alone. [Hurriyet Daily News, Israelis flock 'back' to Germany, 6/20/2010]
It should be noted that this report is in a Turkish newspaper, but it has that feeling of truthiness about it.
I believe that Gandhi, in the 30's, stated that the Jews should return to their own countries, Germany, Poland, etc. That Palestine was occupied by the Palestinians. This is good news!