Gary, why must Israel be different? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Larry
    • 02.09.10 | 16:48 (IDT)

    The Arab countries and the Palestinian territories are nation states of Muslims, or their own people. No one objects to things such as roads in Saudi Arabia being labeled for Muslims only, and similar things. Why should the Palestinians negotiate to remove every last Jewish community from their areas, but Israel cannot be a homeland for the Jewish people? After all, there are about 22 Arab countries occupying huge amounts of territory, but you and the Arabas begrudge allow Jews to have their small little, tiny really, nation of Israel? By the way, Israel, unlike the Arab countries, allows women, gays, etc. to be treated equally, which is why so many escape to there. For that matter, many nations such as Japan, China, France, etc. are the homelands of their people. Why don't you spend some of your time objecting to real Apartheid nations, such as Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Egypt and leave the one democratic nation in the whole Middle East, Israel, to live in peace. Not allowing it to be the homeland of the Jewish people will eventually lead to it becoming the 23rd Arab state, because the real goal of all you bigots is to not allow Jews to have anything of their own at all.

    from the article: Obama to Netanyahu, Abbas: Don't let the chance for peace slip away
    First published 03:22 02.09.10 | Last updated 03:22 02.09.10
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