A pretty weak argument - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Lorne
    • 20.08.11 | 05:31 (IDT)

    When you say "opposition to Israeli policies crosses the line into hatred and dark stereotyping of Israelis," you need to consider the policies. A still growing occupation, the use of violence, both organized and random, to maintain it, discrimination against Arab citizens of Israel, out of proportion reprisals which result in civilian deaths, collective punishment (Gaza), theft of land, a double standard in respect to acts of violence by Jews and Arabs, the growth in power of the religious who spew racist and threatening statements, and I can, unfortunately, go on with this list. This is all occurring under the auspices of a democratically elected government. These policies, which when practiced against Jews in the past, are still thrown out to the world as a reminder of how the Jews were victims of racism and terrible injustices. Why should Israelis (Jews) expect to get a free pass?

    from the article: Terror, racism, and the idea that Israelis are people too
    First published 20:40 19.08.11 | Last updated 20:40 19.08.11
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