The siege of Gaza is a disgrace to Judiasm - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Jeffery Koch
    • 29.05.11 | 02:44 (IDT)

    The Jewish people, especially in America, historically have championed the oppressed and worked and marched alongside people like Martin Luther King for civil rights for African Americans and it is Jews who have been in the vanguard for equal rights for women and minorities, for universal health care and much more. As an American Jew watching the news and seeing the photo's of the men, women and children leaving Gaza for Egypt at the Rafah crossing it made me ashamed that a Jewish nation was doing to another people what was once done to the Jews. I cannot understand how any religious Jew in Israel can accept the blockade and siege of another people. Yes, weapons cannot be allowed but locking the Palestinians in the giant prison cell of Gaza is not only inhumane, it's not the way Jews should behave.

    from the article: After Rafah, Israel should open West Bank crossings
    First published 01:19 29.05.11 | Last updated 01:19 29.05.11
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