Palestinians understand from this story that there is no true Justice for you in Israel if you are not of European origin. Katsav is Iranian. The fact that he was not allowed to bring in defense witnesses, and that the title of President did not even help him make his case that the attack might be politically motivated, makes a glaring point to the eyes of anyone who is not part of the Israeli European elite. Israel has chosen once again to spit in the face of Justice and is caught applying its racist ideology over its own citizens. Those who think that such things go unnoticed are dellusional. Another nail was planted to confirm the obvious reality of institutional racism in Israel going to the top echelons of government. Palestinians understand you, Mr Katsav. Because of your origin, the Israeli racist machine saw nothing in throwing you down the bin with common criminals. They want to keep at all cost the fantasy that they are still in Europe putting down anything that threatens their ideal of European racial superiority complex, that makes them feel that they are fighting savages. To these self proclaimed civilized people, you are just a savage who somehow made it to the top, and who must be dished back to the bottom as soon as you raise your head. If that's the way they treat you, imagine for a moment how they treat Palestinians. Will Ha'aretz publish this comment?
Firebomb thrown during demonstration in northern Israeli town of Umm al Fahm (Haaretz)
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