# 135 to steve in the uk; something you fail to understand - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • eric
    • 13.11.07 | 08:51 (IST)

    on an even scale...most people(although obviously not all), tend to be open-hearted and generous towards their neighbors, especially during times of hardship. but exceptions to this begin to occur when that scale is tipped by forces OTHER than human nature which lead to fear or distrust...the two leading culprits in this case are culture and religion; which are the ONLY two distinguishable differences between palestinians and jews. funny thing is that the two cultures are closer than not; which leaves religion as the prime motivator for the antagonism between the two...because religion is what has led to any cultural difference...and has certainly led to the displacement of one by the the other, and the subsequent differential treatment that exists between the two. do you follow my thoughts here? bottom line is it's this: this palestinian man and his family are one of MANY; not just one...and this situation stands out because circumstances ALLOWED him to act as he did, and not that he's the exception... were those who sheltered and hid their jewish neighbors back in 1948 also an exception? well yes...i suppose they were. fear and self-preservation are prime motivators; and yet they risked their lives to do so; while others may have chosen not to...but that is human and NO one is exempt. so chirp up about the radicals like hamas and others; what of them and their so-called "popularity"? they're popular because of oppression, lack of freedom, lack of means, and the lack of opportunity...all of which israel systematically denies them...and all of which lead to poverty and antagonism. remove the weights that tilt the scale; and hamas and the others will fade away into obscurity. don't believe me? ask the jews who made their choice at "masada".

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    First published 00:00 11.11.07 | Last updated 00:00 11.11.07
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