Objective Middle East protest - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • yona
    • 16.01.10 | 19:17 (IST)

    would acknowledge a few simple facts: 1. Egypt has a Gaza border, is sovereign, and can save Gaza Arabs at any time, just as Israel let in nearly a million Jews kicked from the Arab world, including Egypt. Egypt is huge; where is all the protest of its side of the Gaza siege? 2. Most all Palestinians also call themselves Muslim Arabs - who control 21 Middle Eastern states including monarchies, dictatorships and which suffer several long-term armed conflicts which dwarf that of Israel in scope and in number of killed. Arab/Muslims states comprise and control well over 99 percent of the Middle East, including Egypt's Gaza border. Therefore, if one has true objectivity regarding the Middle East, one would spend over 99 percent more of one's time and effort protesting other Middle Eastern regimes and conflicts than they do protesting Israel. I wonder how many "fair-minded" Israel-bashers have the honesty and courage to do just that.

    from the article: Occupation tourism: A new trend at West Bank fence protest
    First published 21:38 14.01.10 | Last updated 10:51 16.01.10
Haaretz Headlines
Members of right-wing organization Lehava protesting.

Shin Bet: No basis to ban anti-Arab group

Defense minister hoped to outlaw Lahava organization, but Shin Bet finds no legal grounds to do so.

Funeral of Ali Saad Dawabsheh, Palestinian infant killed in deadly arson attack

Will the Israeli right finally come to its senses?

The terrifying arson attack shows us Israelis how very serious our situation is and that the path to a better future is closing before us.

An aerial view of the lower neighborhoods of the Philistine city of Gath.

New dig suggests Israelite kingdom wasn’t so mighty

Archaeological discovery at Philistine city of Gath could mean kingdom was a small power centered around Jerusalem.

 'Decent behavior preceded the Torah'

You don't need faith in God to believe in Judaism

Losing my belief in God gave me a new reason to practice Jewish customs.