"IF ISRAEL MUST DIE, THE MIDDLE EAST WILL DIE WITH US"
-- Baruch Goldstein
Before I turn my attention to the title and its significance, I would like to begin by recounting an expereince from my past; specifically from the period of my return to Germany after many years, and my work for the Jewish monthly SEMIT.
I came back to Germany in the early 1980's, having been assigned there in my capacity as American Intelligence Officer. A mutual friend had given me the name of Abi Melzer, a German-Israeli
who was founding the first independent Jewish magazine since the war.
I contacted him and accepted his invitation to write for the magazine. After some time, I became its editor-in-chief. I must admit, that much of the work for Semit was done by Melzer because my job did not leave me enough time to run a tight ship. In order to offset my time limitations, I decided to make my own written contributions as interesting and unique as possible.
Among the tasks I took upon myself was the decision to research the alleged Jewish ancestry of Hitler's super-Nazi, Reinhardt Heydrich.