Commentators missed my point! We are not like them! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Tom Smitsloo
    • 10.09.06 | 21:08 (IDT)

    some people missed my point.. We (Jews and Israelis alike) would find it normal if a Jew from arab countries would be allowed to visit us. We would love them to be critical of their arab home country, and we would find it normal...because we are used to democratic society. So why do we get so upset when arabs visit their brethren and speak their mind? Do we suddenly need to take over their attitude? Speak of treason? No, we may have to force ourselves to think in a more democratic way than they do. And it does not matter whether Iran is arab or not, and whether they want to destroy us is another matter altogether, to be dealt with elsewhere!

    from the article: Bar-On wants passports of Arab MKs who visited Syria revoked
    First published 00:00 10.09.06 | Last updated 00:00 10.09.06
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