#12 Randy - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • J Thomas
    • 26.03.10 | 11:24 (IDT)

    Randy, it's a hard issue. Israel is a foreign nation whose values are far different from the USA's. They are a democracy, but then the US south was democracies before 1865, just not for slaves. They were defeated. And the US south was democracies before 1965, with apartheid and second-class citizens. The USA made that illegal, but it's central to Israel. The USA has separation of church and state. Israel is a strange and foreign land. In 1941 the USA put most Japanese-American citizens in concentration camps thinking they might be loyal to Japan. That was wrong. If it happens again they have no good choices thought out. We have mostly ignored Israeli spies. A few get prosecuted. Pollard gave the most important US secrets to Israel and indirectly to the USA's worst enemy. Better if Pollard had never gotten those secrets. But it seems wrong to deny people a whole class of jobs because they *might* be disloyal. It's a puzzle. Israel hasn't solved it either. Loyalty oaths?

    from the article: Netanyahu: I'm not building in Jerusalem for Lieberman and Yishai
    First published 03:45 26.03.10 | Last updated 10:12 07.04.10
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