Israeli expansionism and maltreatment of Palestinians - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ben Franklin
    • 28.03.10 | 05:12 (IDT)

    As an American liberal, I have no fondness for Arabs, whose religion is inherently intolerant to modern democratic freedoms. However, being neither Christian nor Jew, I have no special fondness for Israelis, either. I see no reason why my country should have a special relationship with Israel. What I see in the way of both Israeli and Palestinian behavior does not inspire my approval. Instead of debating this point of view, I suggest that Israelis respond rationally to it, and its implications. No amount of self-righteous self pity or claims to God's special feelings for Jews will impress me, and you will find that this is a common point of view in America. I don't believe in God, and I observe that Israel has turned from being a victim to being a persecutor. Stop abusing Palestinians, and stop Israeli expansionism, or lose our backing. It's that simple.

    from the article: Netanyahu leaves U.S. disgraced, isolated and weaker
    First published 03:20 25.03.10 | Last updated 12:46 25.03.10
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