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    • 03.04.10 | 02:32 (IDT)

    I think that countries have the right to choose who they let into their territory, but I question the basis on which this decision was made. Why do you who support this deportation think it is the correct choice not to let people who want to talk about peace between the two peoples into the country if they are of Palestinian heritage? Personally I have a very hard time seeing any reason for the Israeli state to deny these people entrance. Barring a small entirely peaceful group would have been bad enough. But the different treatment on the basis of race is just appalling. It does not have a place in a modern democracy. Imagine for a moment the outrage you would feel if this had been a delegation going to Sweden and all the Jews in the delegation had been denied entry while the "Palestinians" had been allowed in. Take some time to think about how unjustified such a treatment would have been, and then put yourself in the position of those who were deported from Israel.

    from the article: Israel deports three Swedish activists with Palestinian roots
    First published 12:57 02.04.10 | Last updated 13:18 02.04.10
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