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Submitted by Harry Lieberman (Canada), Mar 11, 2010 at 09:25

Shame on Biden and anyone who compromises the legitimite rights of Jews. When will Jews learn the
lessons of the Holocaust? Bowing down (appeasement) to the brutal enemies of Jews only encourages more violence against Jews. The Mufti of Jerusalem and his descedants are not apologizing for trying to import the holocaust to Jews in Jerusalem.
Kuwaitis are not apologizing for punishing 450,000 Palestinians for supporting Saddam Husseins invaion in 1992.
Iran does not apologize for the brutality of their regime and how they call for the destruction of Israel.
Hamas does nto apologize for shooting Palestinians in the knees or provoking Israel for their self serving ambitions.
I could go on...but you know the facts very well. Only Jews apologize for their existence.

Arabs, Jews, Christians and others in Israel make up a population that are all Israeli citizens. Yet when it comes to areas such as the West Bank, East Jerusalem , those who demonize Israel and claim that it has nothing to do with Jews, do not refer to the " so called settlers" as Israeli, they refer to them as" Jews". Yet Arabs in Israel "proper" are referred to as Israeli Arabs. An Israeli Arab in the West bank is not referred to as a "settler" to the contrary as an Israeli he has an right to live in the West Bank in spite of being an Israeli because he is an Arab and not a Jew.

In Gaza Palestinians are both Muslim and Christian. The Palestinian laws in Gaza and the West Bank allow Christians and Muslims to own a home but that right is not granted to Jews . Palestinians face the death penalty for selling a home to a Jew.

So what is Israel Apartheid and the reference to the right of Jews in East Jerusalem as "settlers" all about any way?

Israel Apartheid week is part of an over all Campaign of Misinformation in the guise of anti semitism meant to deligitimze the right of Jews in what is 20,000 sq km of territory called Israel. When one speaks of an entitlement of territory based on common evidence of nationhood , Jews have only to point to their 3000 year old currency, inscribed in Hebrew not Arabic, that is still in use today in Israel, and used by all Israeli citizens including Arabs .

There has never been a Palestinian state or nation. If that were a fact than why is it that Palestinians are not making a claim on Jordan which was once part of the Palestine Mandate ? Probably for the same reason that those who demonize Israel regulary by referring to Israels right of self defence as "ethnic cleansing", while the Palestinian population has tripled under so called" Israeli occupation", while in contrast the very same Israel bashers are silent to a real ethnic cleansing of 450,000 Palestinians from Kuwait.

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