I was reading some theories on Gandhi being an anti-semite.. For example on these websites and many more:
How do you guys feel about this?
I personally don't believe this. I did some research through Gandhi's letters, specially from 1938 til 1945 and I couldn't find anything wich leads to something explicitly anti-semetic. Still I am very curious to how these story's emerge and how others think about hem.
Liesbeth (the Netherlands)
Please go through his substantive correspondence through 1920's with jewish groups and consider him to be a Zeitzeuge (time witness):
makes it clear he definitely was not a Jew-Hater (my definition of antisemitism, you should know that ALL Palestinians are semites). As a pacifist he tried, vainly to reason with Hitler to avoid a World War, the world had never experienced, Hitler wanted him murdered.
Some jewish groups hoped to get Gandhis support regarding creation of Israel as a 'Jew-Only' state in the HEART of Arab land, he refused it and compare the sensibility of India (secular democratic with a constitution) with the conditions of UN regarding the state of Israel which are still unfulfilled.
Mahatma Gandhi message is a message to all mankind. Also, he was not blind to the terrorism by some jewish groups during the creation of the state of Israel
Jew Albert Einstein (he exchanged a letter with Mahatma: Einstein_Gandhi), Hannah Arendt (another Jew) wrote in New York Times:
Hope, this helps to clarify.
In 1987 I organized an exhibition on Gandhi in Israel, jointly compiled by Palestinians, Israeli Jews and Indians, which displayed his stand toward Palestinians and Jews clearly:
When you go to Exhibition material > Quotations by Gandhi: English
and scroll down to his sayings about Jews and Palestinians you'll see that he had sympathies with both parties.
Hope this helps.
http://www.gandhitopia.org/forum/topics/people-interested-regarding... Aikin has placed some links in his discussion..
This will prove that he was not anti-semite but never supported Israel's exclusive right to throw Palestinians out.
Wow thanks for the quik replys :)
I'm writing an essay on this subject and this is really helping me out thanks!