Allan Krill: For mappa mi
Jeg regner med at Bjørn A. har rapportert til Israelske myndigheter at jeg er en av de som underskrev boikott-forslaget. Han skriver
at det er viktig å vite hvem som var med blandt de faste vitenskapelige ansatte ved NTNU. Vi vet hvem som synes dette er viktig. Antagelig er også mitt leserbrev
blitt oversatt til engelsk. Nå er jeg også med i den stadige økende mappe over de som er kritisk til staten Israel.
Jeg lurer om folk får betaling for at de rapporterer og oversetter kritiske leserbrev. Og jeg lurer om de oversetter riktig. For at det ikke blir misforståelser eller oversettelsesfeil i mappa mi, vil jeg gjerne hjelpe litt her. -Vær så god!
The Israeli State – a Non-starter
Establishment of a Jewish state to give advantages to Jewish citizens and disadvantages to others is a non-starter. In our modern world it is as hopeless as a country for left-handers, or gays, or blacks. A country will always undergo demographic changes that create diversity, and it is not reasonable to give special rights to a certain group of people and not to others.
The Promised Land? From modern science we know that the personified God that talked to people and supposedly gave the land of Israel to the Jews is a myth. He never existed. Religious belief and tradition are changing. If many Jews, Christians, and Muslims still believe in such a God, they will surely not in a few hundred years. Already now there is general agreement that religion does not give some groups legal rights that others do not have.
Israel defends its right to exist. But its leaders interpret this as the right to expand. They believe that God also gave them the West Bank. The country is now overpopulated. Israel has already taken in so many people and built up so much industry that they have permanently depleted vital ground-water resources that lie beneath their neighbors. But they need more immigration, only Jews of course, the chosen people. Immigration is necessary to maintain an ethnic Jewish majority in their country.
The small rockets being fired at Israel keep potential immigrants away. The rockets remind millions of Jews in other countries that Israel is at war – it is not a place to move to if one wants to live in peace.
Allan Krill, Professor of Geology (not an expert in Middle East