Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it (*)

The transcript of the exchange between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu has caused a shiver of indignation and of fright to shake me to the spine. As one who fell through the meshes of the Nazi persecutors, I remembered the US refusal to grant asylum to the thousand Jewish refugees on board of SS St Louis sending them to their deaths. To my mind came back the refusal to bomb the death camps despite the stunning testimony Polish underground fighter Jan Karski presented to President Roosevelt.
Hamas is an arm of Islam’s fundamentalism. Its objectives are akin to those of the Nazis. First exterminate the Jews, then dominate the World.
Let us not gamble on the outcome of the battle in Gaza because the odds are against the people of good will.

(*) George Santayana

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