The Richard Cohen “Israel is a mistake” quote of the day

posted at 10:38 am on July 18, 2006 by Allahpundit

Bryan’s already commented on RC, who stands a chance of surpassing his own record for hate mail with this latest column.

In Cohen’s honor, I offer you the quote of the day. Who (allegedly) said the following?

We should expose this cancer Israel for being a thorn in the side of Muslims for 80 years or more. We can’t just sit back saying nothing (or) doing nothing … Israel should not be there. No one should except … the Muslims … The Israelis should not have any space at all to live in Palestine because that’s why it’s called Palestine. The Israelis are sitting in Muslim lands in Palestine. Israel is not a government. It’s not a nation. It’s an occupying army occupying Muslim lands. It should be thrown out.

Answer here. And here.

More rough justice from Judith Weiss and Meryl Yourish.


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Well, at least Cohen is transparent in his bias.

Kid from Brooklyn on July 18, 2006 at 11:34 AM

It’s obvious Richard Coneheid has never cracked open a Bible nor read about the history of the region or the people who inhabitate it. Israel existed way before any UN resolution. Every child learns that in Sunday School. Too bad it’s one of those little lessons we lose as we get older, right Richard?

moonsbreath on July 18, 2006 at 12:01 PM

Promoting this type of talk = tolerance
Opposing this type of talk = hate

They’ve hijacked our English language! Oh crap!

JamesVersusEveryone on July 18, 2006 at 1:44 PM

I’ll ask the very non-politically correct question: Is Cohen Jewish? If so, it’s about the worst case of self-loathing that I’ve seen. If he isn’t Jewish, he is simply a bigot, declaring an entire nation a ‘mistake’. I followed the quotes to the two like minded individuals who make the same noises as Cohen. Sad. moonsbreath mentions that obviously Cohen has never cracked open a Bible. I won’t spoil it for you all, but there’s a happy ending. And during the Millennial reign of Christ,Israel and Jerusalem are established as His throne, from which He will rule the entire Earth in Peace. Mighty Cool.

Doug on July 18, 2006 at 1:46 PM

Cohen just proved himself as intellectually ignorant. He should probably pick up some texts (not Muslim school texts) and read a bit more before he writes such an article.

gary on July 18, 2006 at 5:46 PM

Didn’t the Romans have this same opinion a couple thousand years ago??

gary on July 19, 2006 at 5:44 PM