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in response to reader comment: Go ahead! Compare real Arab racism with Israel

Submitted by brainlessbanana (Canada), Dec 20, 2007 at 01:48

Racism has never been the issue with Israel. It is necessary for them as well to live up to the requirements of the Oslo Accord, but settlements in Palestine (Gaza and West Bank) go on. It is wrong to settle on someone else's land, albeit for various reasons, but still wrong. If Israel wants peace, it must support the peace process.

There is justifiable anger in Israel over Iran but it is better to support Palestine than maintain a difficult occupation. Security concerns must be handled in a different way. The Palestinians have lived under occupation for forty years. They have as much a right to a homeland as any other group of people with nationalist aspirations as long as they drop the right of return. Jerusalem must be shared--this vicious and tragic cycle of violence cannot go on, harming both sides over Haram-al-Sharif and Temple Mount. It must be shared.


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