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    • R.Ross
    • 28.02.11 | 18:10 (IST)

    Well said. The reason there is no outrage about how Israel treats the Palestinians is because, sadly, many Israelis are utterly racist and consider Palestinians in particular and Arabs in general to be inferior, if not less than human, and, tragically, within Judaism there are teachings which encourage followers to believe they are superior and Jewish lives and suffering counts for more than the lives or suffering of non-Jews. These racist teachings betray the core principles of Judaism, but, like many religions, this kind of backward and ignorant bigotry is entrenched. In addition, those who occupy and colonise need to hate and despise the indigenous people because that makes it easier for them to continue their subjugation of them. Yet another sign that occupation and colonisation corrupts and debases the occupier and coloniser; not the other way around.

    from the article: What if Israeli forces treated West Bank settlers like Arabs?
    First published 17:35 28.02.11 | Last updated 17:35 28.02.11
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