Don't be too harsh on yourself - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Simon
    • 03.09.09 | 07:35 (IDT)

    Yeah, that's terrible, and one has to fight racism and injustice. But don't be to hard on Israeli society. because the things you complain about are very common in most western countries, I think, so Israel is no better nor worse. And racist remarks at soccer games are punished in Europe? If that was true, a few hundred thousand soccerfans would be in prison at the moment. I think that's a fairytale or perhaps one single exception in a million. So don't single yourself out as the particularly bad boys, but have a look around. By that I don't mean to silently accept and tolerate the fact of rascism in any society.

    from the article: Ethiopian students affair shows prevalent racism in Israel
    First published 01:23 03.09.09 | Last updated 00:31 04.09.09
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