Has anyone else noticed the increasing use of religious arguments, not in official statements but in the talkbacks, even here on Haaretz but especially in other Israeli newspapers such as the Jerusalem Post. The Jewish land claim is justified because the God if Israel wants it this way. Unless this God comes down and confirms his wishes to the Arabs personally, such an argumentation will surely lead to more trouble. Sooner or later, some crazy Christians will also put a claim to the Holy Land on this line. In their aggressiveness and religious pretense Christians are unrivalled by both Jews and Muslims, because they arrogantly believe that their prophet is the son of God. Good luck arguing with that. Historically, Jews and Muslims have suffered at the hands of Christians far more than of each other. That shouldnt be forgotten.
Jerusalem high-schools to strike Thursday in protest of security arrangements (Haaretz)
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