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Excessive Focus On Israel

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Mar 15, 2015 at 16:00

Violent conflicts involving Muslims are widespread in many regions and are hardly confined to Jews, yet the attention that conflicts involving Israel arouse is curious. I have read an essay by an Arab author who speculated that Europeans who become outraged at Israel really don't care about Muslims, but parse the conflicts in order to vent their spleen against Jews. I suspect that his observation applies as well to America, though perhaps less so.

When one considers the extent of the Muslim atrocities committed against Christians, there is a cruel sort of irony in the matter, and it raises a question: Has Christianity left a legacy of Jew-hatred that rivals Christian brotherhood? It's a cynical idea, but hard to resist.

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