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    • Apologist
    • 28.03.07 | 05:02 (IST)

    ...You are not correct. First, thousands of Arabs serve in the IDF. Including the man who shot British activist Tom Hurndall. (The difference is that -- not unlike observant Jews -- Arabs are not required to serve in the IDF, as are secular Jews; but the explanation for this is more complicated than simplistically labeling Israel "racist" as many hysterical anti-Zionists without real arguments are apt to do). Second, Israeli laws toward Arab citizens are deeply flawed, but they are MILD in comparison to laws passed targeting Jews across the Arab & Islamic worlds since the creation of Israel. So if you're looking for one-sided sympathies, you're asking the wrong guy. Lastly, as for directly linking Israel in the year 2007 back to Herzl, please.... are you serious? This is like linking the USSR circa 1980 to Marx, or Germany in 1989 to Bismarck.... the world is radically different today. By your logic, I should link all Palestinians back to the pro-Hitler Grand Mufti. Shall I?

    from the article: Poll: 50% of Israeli Jews support state-backed Arab emigration
    First published 00:00 27.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 27.03.07
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