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    • David (Germany)
    • 13.02.11 | 18:29 (IST)

    a) Israel is not wiping Palestinians off the map - in fact a (more or less stable) majority of Israelis supports the creation of a sovereign Palestine - a novelty in the region as any educated person is aware of. b) Define democracy: Since when does a democracy depend on a constitution ? Israel has one of the largest participation rates in elections, and yes, minorities are better off then anywhere else in the region. One of our commandments teaches Jews to protect the foreign in our midst. You have to be blind of hatred for our people in order not to see that we are in essence a civilised and humanitarian society. c) Unfortunately a strong military was necessary to prevent the destruction of our nation. We have messed things up and we do have innocent blood on our hands, but we were not the ones who started the fire. It's easy to judge when your family and friends enjoy the comfort and safety that Americans and Europeans take for granted.

    from the article: A big leap for the Israeli psyche
    First published 05:14 11.02.11 | Last updated 05:14 11.02.11
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