Israeli "DEMANDS" vs. Palestinian "RIGHTS" - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Marty
    • 26.01.10 | 22:58 (IST)

    I hate to keep pounding on Johnboy, but this is something else he doesn't understand. When Muslims talk about "RIGHTS" what they mean is that they get what they want in any conflict with non-Muslims, who are considered inferior human beings. (This last point is made explicit in the Arab Declaration of Human Rights.) This view is fundamentally racist, and is largely unknown in those parts of the Western world where denunciation of Israel as a racist state is widespread. The world would not tolerate Jews claiming anything as their right since, in much of the world, Jews simply don't have any rights. That is why "enlightened" European countries tolerate efforts to use their legal systems to criminalize Israeli self-defense against Muslim violence, but won't consider taking action against those who incite to war crimes directed at Jews. Unfortunately many of those posting in this blog have internalized this notion.

    from the article: Olmert's negotiator: Full Mideast peace impossible
    First published 01:57 25.01.10 | Last updated 17:01 25.01.10
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