Monday, June 11, 2007

Burg Bubbles with...Hate

The continuing soap opera of Avrum Burg:

Burg: Israeli fascism result of Shoah trauma

“Israeli society is suffering from trauma due to the Holocaust,” Avraham Burg said in an interview to Ynet this week, claiming that it was this trauma that stood at the basis of Israel’s “sense of despair.”

According to Burg, the book’s central thesis is that due to the many catastrophes it had to endure, Israeli society has been traumatized and has lost the ability to trust either itself, its neighbors or the world. This, he says, is the cause for the rampant “belligerence, growing fascism and surging nationalism” that are plaguing society.

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