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    • Henrik
    • 19.11.12 | 22:04 (IST)

    I have to say that the one thing that shocked me most during the two years that I spent in Israel was the inflationary use of the word "to kill". I cannot recall how many times close friends or just random people told me about their desire "to kill the Arabs", "kill the leftists", "kill the African immigrants" or simply kill everyone you don't agree with, everyone you don't like the look of, everyone who might pose a threat. I was shocked to discover that racism and incitement are openly tolerated in Israel, even encouraged. Nonetheless, I have met some Israelis, who against the odds have managed to keep an open mind, and I admire them for their courage to speak their mind. I think Israel's only hope is that these moderates can fight back the extremists who are now running the country and renew Israel's hope for a peaceful future.

    from the article: Why Jenny wants to kill me
    First published 04:06 19.11.12 | Last updated 04:06 19.11.12
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