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    • bbl
    • 24.07.07 | 04:37 (IDT)

    "Israel tried to wipe their culture...and bomb many churches and old monuments and mosques too.." Several responses come to mind. Firstly, Israel is not a person. "Israel" doesn't do anything. Israelis or the Israeli govt. or the IDF do things. Of these things they do, bombing mosques and churches is not one of them. You couldn't name a mosque or church that Israel has destroyed in the last 40 years. Secondly, if the Muslim Palestinian Arabs' culture has been so decimated, why did this record breaking dance take place in Israel? Why don't we see this expression of Muslim Arab culture in a country with a Muslim majority? The previous record was made in Toronto. Despite all the spin that anti-Zionists love to put out there, Muslim Israeli Arabs who didn't flee in '48 have, for the most part, been able to pursue their chosen lifestyle/culture with as much freedom and hope as Muslim Arabs anywhere.

    from the article: Israeli Arabs smash world record for largest 'Debke' folk dance
    First published 00:00 23.07.07 | Last updated 00:00 23.07.07
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