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Should Germany continue paying reparations to Israel?

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    The question's in the title; should Germany continue paying reparations to Israel for the 6 billion Jews they killed?
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    No.

    When atrocities are committed, the ancestors of the victims can inherit a degree of the suffering. However, that does not mean in the ancestors of the perpetrators can inherit the responsibility. Like the slave trade of the Americas or the lost generation in Australia, any attempt at this point to make amends through some kind of reparations would only lead to further injustice.
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    No.

    Why don't we pay for Dresden ?

    He who moans loudest, gets the most money,

    seems to be todays motto.
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    (Original post by FreeHat)
    The question's in the title; should Germany continue paying reparations to Israel for the 6 billion Jews they killed?
    No. The Holocaust was perpetrated by people who in power decades ago and most of them are now dead. Why punish the people of a country for something their ancestors did? It's ridiculous.
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    they are? :eek:

    mind = blown

    germany should stop this pussyness and start asserting themselves on the world stage
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    What has Israel got to do with the holocaust? What about the Jews that don't live in Israel?
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    LOL 6 billion jews!!!!

    As for the question, No Germany should stop paying. Money wont change anything for the Jews!!


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    NO
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    6 billion lol
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    No not at all. Israel receives enough funding from the USA. Germany has apologised several times, there is nothing else they can do. What about the other 4 million victims of the holocaust, nobody seems to pay reparations to them.
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    Op it was 6 million Jews.
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    (Original post by Kasarna)
    LOL 6 billion jews!!!!

    As for the question, No Germany should stop paying. Money wont change anything for the Jews!!


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    Actually money has changed everything for the Jews. Just saying..
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    No, and it was 6 million not 6 billion
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    didnt know they still were, thats disgusting,
    i didnt know israelis were persecuted in the holocaust aswell, it only became a nation after the holocaust.
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    (Original post by ckingalt)
    No.

    When atrocities are committed, the ancestors of the victims can inherit a degree of the suffering. However, that does not mean in the ancestors of the perpetrators can inherit the responsibility. Like the slave trade of the Americas or the lost generation in Australia, any attempt at this point to make amends through some kind of reparations would only lead to further injustice.
    have ever had the old saying, "paying for the sins of the father".
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    (Original post by sucess)
    have ever had the old saying, "paying for the sins of the father".
    No, I haven't heard of that, and now that I have it doesn't make it any less wrong. Just because it's some sort of "saying" (is it really?!) doesn't make it right, what a funny notion.
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    Germany should continue paying,
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    (Original post by davidmarsh01)
    No, I haven't heard of that, and now that I have it doesn't make it any less wrong. Just because it's some sort of "saying" (is it really?!) doesn't make it right, what a funny notion.
    killing 6 million thats a lot of humans, they should continue paying for atleast 50 years
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    6 billion?

    :facepalm2:
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    Contrary to stupid stereotypes such as "Jews are all rich and always have been", during its early years Israel was in desperate need of money, and Germany's reparations helped them quite a lot.

    Over 60 years after Israel's creation, the world's only Jewish state continues to be surrounded by hostile forces, who if given the chance, would wipe it off the face of the earth. Anti-Jewish sentiment, sorry - "anti-zionist" sentiment, is engrained in the mentality of the vast majority of the world's muslims. Don't believe me? Type "Arab cartoon" into google images and you will see virtually nothing but cartoons depicting Israel as evil, or controlling the USA and the world.

    Israel is still not safe, and Germany, a country which if it had had its way during the 1940s, would have exterminated every single Jew in Europe and the USSR who did not manage to escape, has a moral obligation to ensure the survival of the world's only Jewish state. A second Holocaust is not impossible, and Germany should learn from its history and continue paying the reparations to help Israel defend itself from its neighbours.

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