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On Celebrating Independence
A left-wing Zionist immigrant asked this week: "How do we celebrate independence at the cost of someone else’s freedom?"
I answered that question with a question: "How do we celebrate winning wars, when it comes at the cost of other people losing them?"
It's a choice between celebrating independence and mourning a massacre. I'll take the former.
UPDATE: Someone commented, Does the world really celebrate winning wars? My answer:
Note: My point is not that Israel Independence Day is about celebrating the victory of the War of Independence (it isn't). My point is that such celebrations are about matters of very real importance to our survival as a nation.
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