Avi - #28 - Forget nationalistic ideology - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Stewart Mills
    • 20.12.09 | 23:45 (IST)

    Avi if you say Judea what do you mean? Didn?t the ancient Hebrew people live in 2 divided kingdoms for most of their time following their invasion of land inhabited by Canaanites i.e the kingdom of Judea (capital Jerusalem) and the kingdom of Israel (capital Samaria). And what do you mean by ?Arabia?. Are you saying that Egyptians who would also consider themselves as Arab should be forced to return to historic Arabia a place where they may not have had any historic connection for hundreds of years (or even ever)? What about Jews who live in Milwaukee are you saying that they don?t belong in America? Avi when does our talk of nationality become exclusivist, xenophobic and racist? When do the words we say equate with the worst spoken by AlQaeda, Hamas or Kahane? Our collective future relies on embrace of the stranger rather than to tar people all with the same brush and treat them with contempt, suspicion and as an enemy.

    from the article: Abbas: Olmert offered PA land equaling 100% of West Bank
    First published 14:45 20.12.09 | Last updated 14:47 20.12.09
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