Wednesday, August 24, 2005

For fear of the Jews*
A review of a novel by an Arab in Israel

A Palestinian who’s a better American than many Americans:
I saw an old Arab man on the news the other night who was asked what he'd do when the government was out of Gaza. He said he'd take his boat out on the water, free for the first time to sail where he wanted when he wanted.
An article with the same biblical title
By Joseph Sobran

Before you yell ‘Hate crime!’ search the blog under both ‘T.S. Eliot’ and ‘Fr Denis Fahey’ (both accused of being horrible haters of Jews) to better suss out my views.

As the late Fr Seraphim (Rose)** said when somebody tried to bait him over the pogroms in tsarist Russia, I don’t defend un-Christian acts.

*John 7:13 and 20:19.

**This page is over five years old. I’m not a follower of his cultus but he had a lot of good things to say. (At his best he was like good traditionalist Roman Catholics but more mystical and understanding in a very Eastern Christian way. For a shorter and more humorous version try G.K. Chesterton.) Here are some beautiful pictures of the monastery he co-founded in northern California (thanks, Minor Clergy).

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