Never one to pull her punches
I Stand with Israel: I Stand with the Jews
Oriana Fallaci
Corriere della Sera | December 2, 2002

I find it shameful and see in all this the rise of a new fascism,
a new nazism… much more grim and
revolting because it is conducted and nourished by those who
hypocritically pose as do-gooders, progressives, communists,
pacifists, Catholics or rather Christians, and who have the gall
to label a warmonger anyone like me who screams the truth…. I have often had
disagreements with the Israelis, ugly ones, and in the past I
have defended the Palestinians a great deal. Maybe more than they
deserved. But I stand with Israel, I stand with the Jews. I stand
just as I stood as a young girl during the time when I fought
with them, and when the Anna Marias were shot. I defend their
right to exist, to defend themselves, to not let themselves be
exterminated a second time. And disgusted by the anti-Semitism of
many Italians, of many Europeans, I am ashamed of this shame that
dishonors my Country and Europe.

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