Our State Department Wears Blinders - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Moshe
    • 06.11.09 | 14:36 (IST)

    State occasionally makes comments without thought or understanding of a nation at war for its entire life.It has made another.Would a nation condemned by much of the Arab world and having fought 5 major wars and many low grade conflicts have allowed Arab citizens to become members of the Knesset,and acting president of Israel,speaker of the Knesset,diplomats,judges,members of the IDF,including at least one general?Would Israel have allowed wounded Arabs,including terrorists,to be transported and treated in Israeli hospitals during the Operation Cast Lead?Most of the religions cited by State are missionary types and for the past 2000 years we have had enough experience and patience with them ranging from "friendly persuasion" to the burning at the stake to convert us.While many posters are severely critical of the Jewish State and support State's conclusions,some who have no ill will toward Israel and express fair criticisms-assumptions which are difficult to determine-are accepted.

    from the article: U.S. State Department: Israel is not a tolerant society
    First published 01:18 06.11.09 | Last updated 07:24 06.11.09
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