Refugees …
August 21st, 2007 by Sonja

It’s a good thing no one turned away Jewish refugees in 1930’s when they desperately needed places to go to get away from the horrors of Nazi Germany.

Or maybe that’s why Israel feels justified in turning away refugees now … because people did it to them.  One might imagine that they would have empathy for the horrors of war and genocide and offer refuge.

But apparently not.

3 Responses  
  • lyn writes:
    August 21st, 20075:28 pmat

    The whole Darfur situation really gets me ticked because I think many governments are turning a blind eye to the situation. It is so tragic.

  • Patrick writes:
    August 21st, 20075:55 pmat

    I’m curious, because I don’t know much about the situation, where are other countries involved in this? Seems like Jordan or Egypt or other options are available with larger amounts of land and less security issues to deal with.

    Shame too there should be refugees at all. A failure of the local people and a failure of the world.

    That’s why I still blame Germany more for the holocaust than the US for its immigration policies.

    But it’s a mess all around and there’s just sadness in every direction.

  • Sonja writes:
    August 22nd, 20079:36 amat

    There are other countries involved. But there is something particularly galling about Israel of all countries saying “no” to refugees of genocide because, “there is no room.”

    Of course, Germany bears the brunt of the responsibility for the holocaust … but we still share in the evil of looking the other way. It was an era when “good men did nothing,” because it was convenient. Are we living in a similar era? Only time will tell …

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