Some on other forums on this site have suggested that the world would be a much better, prosperous and peaceful place if Jews would simply disappear, or never have existed. Its very sad to see people still be so ignorant in 2014, when so much information and history are available at one's fingertips. Blaming the Jews for all of the world's ills is utter nonsense. Anyone who things that all of the world's ills would be cured if the Jews would simply go away is a fool. Go back and look through the history of humanity. Man has been a violent murderer since they day he stood upright. There has been brutality and hatred and murder all over the globe for thousands of years. Prior to Christ, empire after empire subjugated most of the known world and created slaves by the millions. In colonial times, Americans killed every Native American they saw for the sole purpose of taking their land under "manifest destiny", despite the Native Americans having been here first. In the early 20th Century, a million Armenians were killed by the Turks in a nearly-forgotten episode of ethnic cleansing. Different sects of Islam have hated each other bitterly for over a thousand years. India and Pakistan have had nukes pointed at each other since the day they got them. In World War II, Hitler killed 20 million Russians, both civilian and in the armed forces - more than the number of Jews in the world today. And to this day, man is inhuman to man - look at what is happening in North Korea and in places like Sudan and Somalia and other African countries ruled by ruthless dictators. Children are starving to death. Not a Jew in sight anyhere in those countries. If all of the Jews were to disappear tomorrow, either by mass murder or by simply moving to another planet, humanity's tendency toward hatred and violence would be slaked for awhile, as it was after World War II, with the creation of the UN and such. There will be a period of peace. But it will come back. It always comes back. Muslims would turn on Christians full force (they have already started to do so in countries with no Jewish population, like Egypt, where the Copts are being brutalized) and against each other. Africans would still starve in Somalia and North Koreans would still be brutalized. And so on. People hate Jews for the same reason they've always hated Jews - because Jews are different than them in ways that bother them and they are outnumbered. But they don't realize that their problem is not with the Jews - its with themselves. I'm not saying that the Jews are any great heroes - there are plenty of bad Jewish people around the world. But to say that any one people is responsible for everything bad, simply denies human history. Its sad that some people are still so backward.