Mona,there are good people and bad people in all different peoples. The Jewish/Israeli system is very protective of its people. I think that is fantastic.If the Arabs and many other people have the survival instincts and caring for their people as much as Jews do,they would be doing fine. I will tell you that there are many viewpoints in Judaism like every other group,and unlike many groups that are squeezed by groups or peers or the government,Jews stand up for what they believe no matter what it is. Many Jews care about the Palestinians as you will find in Haaretz,and many do not. Jews have been hurt by Arab countries over the years,and have been battered all over the world. Thats why we are so defensive. I believe our defence is best when we are interacting with the rest of the world instead of fighting it,it will be better.
MK Nachman Shai calls on Netanyahu to declare national state of emergency (Haaretz)
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