Chaim, that's like saying if Argentina expels its Jews to the USA, then the USA can expel Texan "Hispanos" to Mexico, and call it even. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Call it even?
    • 09.01.14 | 07:17 (IST)

    That ignores the fact that Texan "Hispanos" are 1) culturally separate from Mexicans (they've always lived in Texas, have separate identites to Mexicans and even Mexican Americans, many in fact descended from Sephardi conversos), 2) Mexico has nothing to do with Argentina, and 3) assumes "Hispanics" are some sort of monolithic group with a single national identity, religion, and race (none of which is true). So how on earth is one Hispanic group responsabile for the actions of another? Of course there is solidarity between Hispanic groups when facing a common threat, but there is no single Hispanic entity. Wars have been fought between Hispanic nations. Hispanics are a collection of groups bound by a shared language, but devided by ancestry, identity, race, religion, exactly the same as "Arabs". To even think Palestinians should pay the price for the crimes of, say, Iraq to its Jews, its just idiotic. Iraqi Jews have a claim against Iraq. Palestinians have a claim against Israel. The two issues are separate. Don't let the fact that just because they both speak Arabic cloud the issue. In fact, linguists agree there is no modern "Arabic" language, but a collection of Arabic descended languages, including Maltese. Ask A Lebanese if he's the same as a Moroccan, or an Iraqi if he's the same as a Palestinian, or a Yemeni if he's the same as an Egyptian. None of them identify as kin of the others. Add to that, all "Arab" groups have Muslims and Christians among them, but each are related to their compatriots of different religions, rathern than their correligionists of different "Arab" groups.

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    First published 23:07 07.01.14 | Last updated 23:07 07.01.14
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