Monday, August 06, 2007

Holocaust redux?

Image from AP
For a state that claims the holocaust as one of its founding cornerstones, and probably the most important one at that, it comes as a super shocker that survivors of the shoah should be treated with such disrespect in Israel today. About 240,000 live in Israel and many of them went on an unprecedented and provocative strike on Sunday protesting the measly $20 monthly handout that the state has offered them. Some of the protesters even put on clothes of concentration camp inmates, sparking off a vigorous debate in Israel. It's even way below what Indian freedom fighters get - Rs 10,000 per month (about $243)! It's a crying shame...


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