After the death of his father in 1956, Arun went to India to immerse his father’s ashes in the River Ganges. During the trip Arun suffered a severe attack of appendicitis and was hospitalized for surgery. He fell in love with his nurse and later decided to marry her only to be told by the South African Government that his wife would not be allowed entry into South Africa. In 1957 Arun started as a trainee journalist and reporter for The Times of India.
In 1987, Arun Gandhi moved to the United States along with his wife, Sunanda, to work on a study at the University of Mississippi. This study examined and contrasted the sorts of prejudices that existed in India, the U.S., and South Africa. Afterward they moved to Memphis, Tennessee and founded the M. K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence hosted by the Christian Brothers University, a Catholic academic institution. This institute was dedicated to applying the principles of nonviolence at both local and global scales.In 1996, he cofounded the Season for Nonviolence as a yearly celebration of the philosophies and lives of Mohandas Gandhi and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Arun has given many speeches about nonviolence in many countries. During his tour to Israel, he urged the Palestinians to resist Israeli occupation peacefully to assure their freedom. In August 2004, Gandhi proposed to the Palestinian Parliament a peaceful march of 50,000 refugees across the Jordan River to return to their homeland, and said MPs should lead the way.
On January 7, 2008 , while writing for the Washington Post‘s On Faith blog, Gandhi wrote QUOTE —————Jewish identity in the past has been LOCKED INTO THE HOLOCAUST EXPERIENCE— a German burden that the Jews have not been able to shed. It is a very good example of a COMMUNITY CAN OVERPLAY A HISTORIC EXPERIENCE TO THE POINT THAT IT BEGINS TO REPULSE FRIENDS. The holocaust was the result of the warped mind of an individual who was able to influence his followers into doing something dreadful.
But, it seems to me the Jews today not only want the Germans to feel guilty but the WHOLE WORLD MUST REGRET WHAT HAPPENED TO THE JEWS. The world did feel sorry for the episode but WHEN AN INDIVIDUAL OR A NATION REFUSES TO FORGIVE AND MOVE ON THE REGRET TURNS INTO ANGER END QUOTE —————END QUOTE
The original article has disappeared off the net Click on the link where the article originally appeared http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/arun_gandhi/2008/01/jewish_identity_in_the_past.html and you are redirected to some dead link
The reaction as expected was fast and furious Instead of introspection they came at him like a bunch of angry locusts
There was an instant and massive hate campaign against Gandhi, resulting in his exit from his own institute.Gandhi’s son Tushar Gandhi said he could only wish that the Jewish lobby had looked at his father’s comments dispassionately and acted on his advice. “That would make them stronger, but instead they have proved him correct,” Tushar Gandhi stated.