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    • Vera Beaudin Saeedpo
    • 10.02.06 | 18:34 (IST)

    U.S. Jews, and I am one, expose their blantant hypocrisy for all to see. On the one hand we claim to be among the foremost proponents of the right to freedom of speech guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution. On the other we spare no effort to smother this right for critics of Israel's policies. The Torah binds us to "one manner of law" for ourselvews and the strangers among us. Instead, we promote one set of rules for ourselves and another for the strangers--unless, of course, we deem the strangers "allies." Behind our lofty pretensions, there is a dark side. WE keep forgetting what Genesis tells. "In the beginning" Hashem made "Man." It doesn't say "Jews." No wonder the text tells us that we were not "chosen for our virtues!" What we Jews need is not a new weapons or more "friends" in Washington. We need a change of mind and heart.

    from the article: U.S. Jews block conference set to include anti-Israel professors
    First published 00:00 09.02.06 | Last updated 00:00 09.02.06
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