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    • Zev Davis
    • 18.07.10 | 17:41 (IDT)

    Ask a French MSN volunteer when their government will be willing to "free the Corsicans", or grant some kind of cultural autonomy to the "Bretons", or start treating the migrants from North African better. The reply will be very French! The same goes for most of the European nations who are still fairly "nationalistic" about their own, while they find ways of taking advantage of other EU nationals who have come to live within their borders. It may not be a denial of aid, or a boycott, but when, say Bulgarians who have a two-week yearly paid vacation vie for jobs as well as a series of lower National Health compensations with French job seekers, the employers will save money by hiring those "other Europeans". Likewise, Italians and Greeks might be offended if you reminded them of the ways they try to keep Albanians from entering their nations illegally. Or Germans, for that matter regarding the "Southern Europeans" from the Balkans who have come to settle in the BundesRepublik It's not the same, or at the same level, but to point fingers at Israel for being bad guys ignores that every country has its "other side" that it would rather not reveal. As an incident its more "obvious", but I guess Jews, and Israel aren't allowed the luxury of trashing ethnic minorities who live within their borders, and adjacent to them with impunity.

    from the article: Israeli doctors in Congo to aid burn victims get slammed for occupation
    First published 09:25 18.07.10 | Last updated 09:25 18.07.10
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