"If I call a black person a "shvartze", do you think that he`s going to accept that this is not racist simply because I explain to him that "shvartze" in Yiddish means "black"?" He wouldn't know..any more than I do..whether the term "shvartze" simply meant "black" or was a racist term for blacks. I used to get called "milky" in London by the Indians I knew..it wasn't offensive and wasn't meant to be.
Saudi-led planes hit Houthi-controlled government buildings (Reuters)
from the article: Syria: Israel is spreading false reports in order to justify war