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    • Jane
    • 22.05.06 | 00:27 (IDT)

    Please understand who you are talking to. I am an Israeli and a committed Zionist who has worked her entire life on behalf of the Jewish people and the State of Israel. Having cleared that up, I refuse to allow the terrorists to make me or Israel into something we are not - racist and unable to see the difference between bad and good. If we let that happen we are allowing them to dictate what kind of country we live in. The US after 9-11 did not strip its Arab citizens of basic human rights and those who tried to restrict the rights of Arab Americans are called to task for it. Yes Israel must protect its citizens but it must do so without trampling on the basic human rights of its innocent Arab citizens or it can no longer be called a democracy. Do you want to live in a police state where only Jews have rights? If so then that's not the Israel I and millions of others have worked for and supported for 60 years. Israeli Arabs must have full civil rights including to marry who they want.

    from the article: Barak's mail to Yale
    First published 00:00 21.05.06 | Last updated 00:00 21.05.06
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