Myths & Misconceptions

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'''Myth:''' Betar wants to Invade Jordan!
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== '''Myth:''' Betar wants to Invade Jordan! ==
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'''Fact:''' In our day and age, to truly believe that it is possible to colonise Jordan is not only deemed absurd, but practically impossible. Therefore, what must we take from this highly influential and
'''Fact:''' In our day and age, to truly believe that it is possible to colonise Jordan is not only deemed absurd, but practically impossible. Therefore, what must we take from this highly influential and
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'''Myth:''' Betar is a fascist movement!
 
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Fascism is a system of government under the control of a dictator that has stringent socioeconomic controls, attempts to suppress opposition by censorship and holds a policy of belligerent racism. Betar does not fit into one of these categories in the slightest.
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== '''Myth:''' Betar is a fascist movement! ==
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Fascism is a system of government under the control of a dictator that has stringent socioeconomic controls, attempts to suppress opposition by censorship and holds a policy of belligerent racism. Betar does not fit into one of these categories in the slightest.
- Jabotinsky wrote about Israel being governed by a minimalist government, as described in his
- Jabotinsky wrote about Israel being governed by a minimalist government, as described in his
principle of the Five Mems. In short, the government should supply those in need with the five basic
principle of the Five Mems. In short, the government should supply those in need with the five basic
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'''Myth:''' Betar wants to kill the Arabs!
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== '''Myth:''' Betar wants to kill the Arabs! ==
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'''Fact:''' Anyone who has read Jabotinsky's article, The Iron Wall, will understand just how outrageous this statement is. The article is riddled with various statements about the Jews living in harmony with the Palestinian Arabs.
'''Fact:''' Anyone who has read Jabotinsky's article, The Iron Wall, will understand just how outrageous this statement is. The article is riddled with various statements about the Jews living in harmony with the Palestinian Arabs.
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'''Myth:''' Betar is not a movement because its ideology cannot be changed!
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== '''Myth:''' Betar is not a movement because its ideology cannot be changed! ==
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'''Fact:''' Just because Betar ideology cannot be changed, this does not mean that Betar as a movement and adapt to and move with modern times. With interpretation and contextualisation, Betar continues to prove its worth as a "movement." The Betar ideology is so extensive that it lends itself to be adapted continually as deemed necessary by the various sniffim (branches) around the world.
'''Fact:''' Just because Betar ideology cannot be changed, this does not mean that Betar as a movement and adapt to and move with modern times. With interpretation and contextualisation, Betar continues to prove its worth as a "movement." The Betar ideology is so extensive that it lends itself to be adapted continually as deemed necessary by the various sniffim (branches) around the world.
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worldwide.
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Myth: Betar does not want peace with the Arabs and has not helped with the peace
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process!
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== Myth: Betar does not want peace with the Arabs and has not helped with the peace
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process! ==
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Fact: Jabotinsky's article, The Iron Wall, is based entirely on how to live in peace with the Arabs. Therefore, we can say that Betar believes it necessary to contribute to the peace process by following this "Iron Wall" theory.
Fact: Jabotinsky's article, The Iron Wall, is based entirely on how to live in peace with the Arabs. Therefore, we can say that Betar believes it necessary to contribute to the peace process by following this "Iron Wall" theory.

Current revision as of 23:28, 23 November 2012

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