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Submitted by Ellen Popper (Argentina), Apr 20, 2014 at 20:02

Dear Mr. Pipes ,

Ir seems it is common UK practice to block pro -Israel arguments. This is what I commented in TE, and was not only blocked , but it came with the warning ;

To: <CommentsModerator@economist.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:14 AM
Subject: Re: opensoc's comment to The Economist online

>I carefully read your "Comments Policy", and honestly cannot find in what way does it apply to my post. In what way or by what word do I break the rules ? Please specify, as for a first time I am accused of violation, I believe ,injustly.
A 5th column is , in my dictionary, citizens who , by their actions aid the enemy .
Baffled,
Exxxx Pxxxxr

----- Original Message -----
From: <CommentsModerator@economist.com>
To: <epxxx@fibertel.com.ar>
Sent: Monday, March 24, 2014 11:38 PM
Subject: opensoc's comment to The Economist online

Dear xxxx xxxxx,

The attached comment, posted under the pen name opensoc, has been deleted from The Economist online. The comment was removed because it breaks our comments policy:

http://www.economist.com/legal/terms-of-use#usercontent

We remind you that repeated violation of our comments policy may result in your being blocked from posting comments on The Economist online.
Yours sincerely,

Comments Moderator The Economist online
Your comment:
Israel was reborn as a State in 1948, after the Shoah decimated the East of Europe of six million jews, most of whom were religious people. So, even if the State was brought into being by secular socialist jews, it was important for a "State of the Jews", to revive religious Judaism by allowing a -small- number of Torah students. Since then, their numbers increased exponencially, becoming an unbearable burden. A similar law ought to be drawn for the equally non participating israeli arabs- 20% of the population- who should do their share in defense of their country, or be considered a 5th column.

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