# 2 Amir and self-hating - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Janice
    • 13.11.09 | 20:20 (IST)

    I guess in your book Amir anyone who criticizes either what their country is doing or their people is a self-hater. During the rise of Hitler there were Germans who spoke out against what Hitler was doing. Were these Germans "self-hating? I guess in your book they were. Americans spoke out and demonstrated against the Vietnam War. I guess you would call them self=haters. White Americans, including Jews, went to the South and worked for Civil Rights in a part of the country where blacks were, under law, being denied their civil rights. Maybe, in your book these white Americans were "self-haters." Get over it Amir. Those who point out what Israel has done are not self-haters. They are truth tellers and the problem is that you and so many of our people are so afraid of the truth that you must defame those who tell the truth by deeming them either "anti-Semitic" or "self-hating."

    from the article: Goldstone to Haaretz: U.S. does not have to protect Israel blindly
    First published 02:10 13.11.09 | Last updated 11:04 13.11.09
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