# 1 Joe - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Nick Ferriman
    • 25.10.07 | 07:47 (IST)

    Dear Joe, You say that the civil rights of Palestinians ?are of lesser importance to me than the basic rights of Israelis?. This is fundamentally and democratically unsound. You need to be educated in your obligations and duties in protecting the basic rights of others. Your present position violates Article 2 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. This says that all individuals have as an inalienable right all those rights expressed in the Covenant ?without distinction of any kind?. If Israel wants to continue treating the Palestinians as second class citizens, then it must accept its label as a racist state. If Israel goes on to do what you suggest and evicts the Palestinians completely, then it will have followed the path trod by the Nazis. Regards

    from the article: Democracy or hypocrisy
    First published 00:00 24.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 24.10.07
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