Avraham Burg, ex-speaker of the Knesset (Israeli parliament) and head of the Jewish Agency (responsible for bringing Jews from allover the world to Palestine) calls Israel, a "Zionist Ghetto" and compares it to "Nazi Germany".
Further goes on to say that any Israeli who can leave Israel, should do so before it's too late, for Israel is an utopia gone wrong. Almost calls the Israelis, paranaoid blood-thirsty Judeo-Nazis.
He himself has immigrated to France and has acquired French nationality recently.
Article links at:
Haaretz - Leaving the Zionist ghetto
Haaretz - Burg: Defining Israel as a Jewish state is the key to its end
Shavit: What you are saying is that the problem is not just the occupation. In your eyes, Israel as a whole is some sort of horrible mutation.
Burg: "The occupation is a very small part of it. Israel is a frightened society. To look for the source of the obsession with force and to uproot it, you have to deal with the fears. And the meta-fear, the primal fear is the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust."
Shavit: We are being dragged into carrying out war crimes?
Burg: "I have no other way to see it. Especially if there is no horizon of dialogue. The Israelis are very calm. One more Arab, one less Arab. Ya'allah, it's alright. But in the end, the pile grows high. The number of innocent people is so large that it can no longer be contained. And then our explosion and their explosion and the world's will be infinite. I see it happening before my eyes. I see the pile of Palestinian bodies crossing the wall we erected so as not to see it."
Shavit: You believe Israel should be relieved of nuclear weapons.
Burg: "Of course, of course. The day the Bomb is dismantled will be the most important day in Israel's history. It will be the day on which we get such a good deal with the other side that we will no longer need the Bomb. That has to be our ambition."
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