Israel: The Xylophonist

Premier David Ben-Gurion, 74, likes to thump his innumerable enemies one after the other, like a man playing a xylophone. Last week it was again the turn of the U.S. Zionists, whom Ben-Gurion ridicules as reluctant to leave the comforts of home and share the hardships of life in Israel.

Ben-Gurion told the Knesset, his country's Parliament, that U.S. Zionists think of Israel as a place not for themselves but for "homeless" Jews. "They are not truly Zionists if they do not settle in Israel." he cried. In fact, Ben-Gurion went on, "I know of only one Zionist in America...

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