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    • Gad
    • 16.08.05 | 16:23 (IDT)

    While Israel is not even handed when it comes to dealing with its own citizens compared to the Palestinians it is important to note that a comparison and levelling between Palestinian terrorists and Jewish terrorists is comparing apples to oranges. While there have been incidents (as one just recently) of Jewish extremism and terrorism it pales in comparison to the terrorism conducted the last few decades by Palestinian terrorists/militants whatever you want to call them. If Jewish extremists were to ever reach the level and volume of extremism shown by the Palestinians you would see a different response to their behaviour. That's not to say that the Palestinians in many cases are not reated very well. It is also the case that in many cases the Palestinians are treated very well by Israel and definitely much better than any Arab country has ever treated them. By no means am I a rightist and I do believe the setllers should leave quietly and peacefully and I hope there will be a lasting and just peace for all. I just want to clear up a number of misnomers that get portrayed in the media around the world - the big picture has to be looked at.

    from the article: IDF: Demolition of settlement houses may start at end of next week
    First published 00:00 16.08.05 | Last updated 00:00 16.08.05
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