Totally one-sided; exagerated; and malevolent! (3rd try) - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 07.11.09 | 08:53 (IST)

    ... one-sided because it mentions everything totally negatively without mentioning FREEDOM! To "recognize" or "not recognize" means little in a free country! Actually all holy sites in Israel are completely accessible to all faiths. Just ask all christians living in, or visiting Israel! The same with Muslims, of course. Or Bahai's or whatever. And contrary to the calumnies one can hear here, there are many Arabs and therefore lawyers, doctors, engineers, etc, in Israeli universities. The so called "lack of tolerance" should be seen in view of freedom or lack of it, just like in Europe or the US. I lived in all those places. They are free but lack of tolerance is widespread. Arabs in France, blacks in a few parts of America, Jews in many places, foreigners in general, etc...Yet, there is no place like America in the whole world! NONE! Certainly not in Europe! The language used by this "tolerance" report would apply to Iran or Saudi Arabia or Zimbabwe but not Israel. Stronger...

    from the article: U.S. State Department: Israel is not a tolerant society
    First published 01:18 06.11.09 | Last updated 07:24 06.11.09
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