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    • r cummings
    • 25.11.09 | 18:23 (IST)

    'It would be nice if Arabs would consider a state in which Jews have full rights of citizenship.' Mike from NY didn't say Arab in the generic Jackie, he said Palestinian. 'However, look at Saudi Arabia as a prime example of Islamic tolerance for Jews. No synagogues, no yeshivas, not allowed to travel to certain cities.' Nobody suggested dual citizenship with Saudi Arabia Jackie, he was taking about PALESTINE. Social and religious development in Saudi is about where social and religious development was in Europe a few hundred years back, i.e. blind unquestioning belief to religious dogma and morality of the day. Palestine is considerably more secular and better educated, holds free elections and so on. I really hate the patronising view that Palestinians = Arabs = extremists, children who are 'not ready' for self-government yet and unable to accept some Jews living there. Sure there are some extremist Arab zealots around, just like there are lots of extremist Jewish ones. Jackie.

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    First published 13:36 25.11.09 | Last updated 20:07 08.12.09
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