Please understand that this is not meant to be an inflammatory thread. I know I can probably obtain good answers from the libary but that would require the reading of several books to obtain several opinions.
If this is felt to be racially motivated, it is not. I honestly wish to know more. Especially with the day’s most current headlines.
Are there any specific reasons of why there is so much disdain against the Jewish. For the record, I’m Chinese and have no opinion one way or the other.
My limited knowledge is based upon this bit of knowledge.
Subsequent to WW2, the State of Israel was formed right in the former Palestine’s backyard. This state wasn’t won through war but rather granted and upheld by the UN and it’s members. This obviously peeved off a lot of people in the region and that the conflict, either directly or indirectly, have led to problems current headlines of the day. Along with other anti-west sentiment because we back a state that was not legitimized via the course of history but rather propped up by 3rd parties that supply arms and wealth. Now, if you can help the Jews, why not help the other nations of the region as well? Speaking of course to 50 years ago.
That much is based on my limited, embarassing knowledge of the State of Israel post WW2.
But why were they dislike prior to WW2. As far as I gathered, rescuing them in WW2 wasn’t the reason for WW2. containing facsist expansionism was. In fact, the US wasn’t large player until Pearl Harbour happened.
So I guess this might be 2 questions:
Why did a lot of groups dislike the Jews historically. Does this lead all the way back to the time of Christ or before?
What pulled Britain into the WW2? Was it to contain Nazi expansion or was it the humanitarin cause of rescuing the Jewish people.
Again, this was not meant to provoke anything. I would appreciate specific points in history in which Jewish activity may have cause some dissent (which nation hasn’t, i know) but specific to the Jewish please. Opinion would be greatly appreciated but only in the context facts presented.
don’t worry, i’m not a student writing a paper pretty old guy who justed wanted a better understanding of the world without having to go through books just to read opinions anyways. hope the teeming millions can help!