All governments lie to their people - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • utagawa
    • 13.04.10 | 17:26 (IDT)

    A people's national history is a long list of lies and fabrications that glorify that people's contributions and sacrifices while demonizing whatever enemies had to be overcome for the nation to be established and thrive. All nations' "truths" are inversely lies to its enemies. Please refer to "Lies My Teacher Told Me" to get an idea of some of the many lies that are fed to Americans about their glorious history. However, lying and exaggerating are very closely related. When Arabs claim that Israel is committing "genocide" against Palestinian Arabs, they're not lying, they're only exaggerating because for them genocide means a few people killed either while committing acts of violence or as collateral damage.

    from the article: How to tell when a Mideast Expert is lying
    First published 15:28 12.04.10 | Last updated 22:10 13.04.10
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