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    • A Casual Observer
    • 07.03.10 | 18:53 (IST)

    I agree, all should learn to live in peaceful co-existence. Everyone should have equal rights. But there needs to be some points of information on this: One, Tel Aviv was founded when the Arabs of Jaffa would not allow any more Jewish Palestinians to live there. Two, Jewish Palestinians have never, I repeat, never been subject to anything like equal rights under Arab/Muslim rule, even in their own country. Three, until 1948 Jewish Palestinians did not live on previously Arab/Muslim owned property unless it was purchased, usually at exorbitant rates. Four, in 1948 it was Arab Palestinians and their religio-racially inspired allies who started the fighting against Jewish Palestinians. Five, anyone who truly believes in peaceful coexistence ought to direct their words and protests at the perpetrators, not the victims, as is so often done in anti-Israeli protesting.

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