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    • Morris Valentine
    • 02.12.07 | 08:16 (IST)

    Johnboy, Certainly Israel has yet to achieve equal treatment for all its citizens; I strongly agreed with the Arab MKs who recently wished to travel to countries still officially at war with Israel. However, the very fact there are Arab MKs, and Arab cabinet members, should clue you that your absolutist statement about Zionism equalling racism is absolutely wrong. Resolution 3379 was withdrawn because by 1991, a collapsing USSR knew it could no longer use 3379 as a propaganda tool to further its own aims in the UN and Middle East. Shamir, GHW Bush, Gorbachev, and the many Arab states understood it was finally time for the shouting and threats to stop, and for humane face-to-face talks to begin. And that's exactly what happened at Madrid in 1991. By the way - what's your country's civil rights record with the Aborigines? Best not to offer absolutist criticisms of other democracies, then. MV

    from the article: U.S. withdraws UN Annapolis resolution after Israel objects
    First published 00:00 30.11.07 | Last updated 00:00 30.11.07
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