#87 jon's less than valid historical comparisons - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • eric
    • 27.11.09 | 02:52 (IST)

    attempting to undermine the validity of criticism directed toward israel for what it's doing TODAY, by making comparisons to events in america during LESS enlightened eras 300-100 years ago, is pathetic; unless perhaps its purpose is to demonstrate the racist and archaic views towards human rights and morals that are reflected by israel's continuing encroachment into palestinian territory and the oppression and humiliation that accompany it. jon, i personally feel NO guilt over what happened in my country over the course of its history. i rue many of the events it has perpetuated and i empathize with the victims of its many atrocities; but i'm also very proud of how it's turned out. it's TODAY that counts the most jon, today and tomorrow, and the generations to come. i'm married to a native american who i met in the military and i work and mingle with hispanics and native americans who all share my pride in OUR country. your little comparison, like ALL other attempted analogies to the mistakes made and wrongs commtted in america's past, omits the fact that american indians and native hispanics are full-fledged citizens of the united states who enjoy the exact same rights and privileges as do ALL americans. the united states is a work in progress, and it may not ever be perfect, but it's at least three steps ahead of canada, and miles ahead of israel when it comes equality of rights and opportunity for all its citizens. the hypocrites are people like you, jon. people who see something that they know is inherently wrong, and yet turn their eyes away and pretend that it's right.

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