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    • CHGODMK
    • 30.05.07 | 04:50 (IDT)

    As an animal lover, I cannot see it any other way. Jewish history, especially modern Jewish history, is characterized by Jewish action on behalf of the greater good. Once Jews had the ability to rise socio-economically, and then socio-politically, they were able to assert their agenda of social justice for all, derived from the best teachings of the Jewish tradition. Saving Israeli and Palestinian children is an equally noble cause, and one that I share with you. My concern is when certain people who claim a pedigree as human rights activists focus on Israel in a hyperbolic way that exaggerates the nature of the problem, to the exclusion of other, even greater problems in the world, including those of Africa. For people to vilify and demonize Israel to the exclusion of doing the same for real human rights violators, including the Arab societies they defend and love so much, is convenient at best but hypocritical to say the least.

    from the article: An invitation to shoot
    First published 00:00 29.05.07 | Last updated 00:00 29.05.07
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