Originally Posted by Splinemodel
Well, they're not really invading lands outside of Israel, so "defense" seems appropriate, even if you don't agree with their methods. Please keep partisan, political banter to PO.
As for Asimov's opinion on the matter, I don't think we have any idea on how he felt about Israeli protection of Israel, culturally and territorially.
I guess I shouldn't do this, but, but there's this google thing right up there in the corner, and.....
, quoting Asimov:
As usual, I found myself in the odd position of not being a Zionist and of not particularly valuing my Jewish heritage.
I like Jewish cooking, Jewish music, Jewish jokes -- but I'm not *serious* about it. I also like other kinds of cooking, music, and jokes (in fact, we were eating in a Chinese restaurant). I don't even mind *being* Jewish. I make no secret about being Jewish in this book, or elsewhere, and I've never tried to change my name.
I just think it is more important to be human and to have a human heritage; and I think it is wrong for anyone to feel that there is anything special about any one heritage of whatever kind. It is delightful to have the human heritage exist in a thousand varieties, for it makes for greater interest, but as soon as one variety is thought to be more important than another, the groundwork is laid for destroying them all
Right now, there is an influx of Soviet Jews into Israel. They are fleeing because they expect religious persecution. Yet at the instant their feet touched Israeli soil, they became extreme Israeli nationalists with no pity for the Palestinians. From persecuted to persecutors in the blinking of an eye
Oh, that irascible old Asimov.