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user-inactivated  ·  2398 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Elie Wiessel, the "Messenger of Mankind" died this weekend.

    One thing that troubled me, was that he listed a number of conflicts in modern history, but left out the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. From his talk, it seemed to me that he viewed that conflict differently, and not with the humanity that he was known for.

An inevitable comment, I guess, from the hubski crowd. I find it extremely disquieting; a great Jew dies and all you can think of is Palestine. Indeed all anyone can think of. Wiesel has, like all, pro-Israel intellectuals who do not mask their opinions, grown controversial in these last decades -- too controversial to receive the period of international mourning that he deserves.

The world can only ask one man to forgive so much. How galling must it have been to him, in the twilight of his life, to see Jews portrayed as the enemy by society yet again. He must often have wondered what the point of his life was.