#87 jon's less than valid historical comparisons - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • 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.

    from the article: Netanyahu declares 10-month settlement freeze 'to restart peace talks'
    First published 13:36 25.11.09 | Last updated 20:07 08.12.09
Haaretz Headlines
Masked Jewish settlers clash with Palestinians in the West Bank, Sept. 20, 2011.

Why can't Shin Bet stop the 'Jewish underground'?

The Shin Bet security service’s claim that a ‘pacifier-and-diaper’ underground is behind recent Jewish terror attacks strains credibility.

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz briefs Israeli reporters on Iran deal. August 3, 2015.

'If I were Israeli, I would take the Iran deal'

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, who played pivotal role in negotiations with Iran, tries to address Israeli fears of nuclear accord.

Mourning over Ali  Ali Dawabsheh.
Time to quash those who preach a Torah of terror

There are rabbinic voices who have sent the message that the messiah may choose to appear by stepping over the body of a murdered child.

19:07 03.08.15 | 1 comments
Samuel Pisar and his wife Judith, in a file photo from October 2, 2012.

Holocaust survivor's life was his triumph over evil

He emerged from a boyhood in Nazi death camps to become an influential adviser to world leaders, a celebrity lawyer and the head of a remarkable family.