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Response to Harrak

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in response to reader comment: most of the world is anti-semitic!!

Submitted by Michael G (United States), Jul 19, 2006 at 22:29

Harrak,

Thanks for your question.

When I wrote "Most of the world hates Israel" I was referring to The Islamic World, China, Russia and some European countries with large Muslim populations. You only have to see the double standards with regards to how they portray Palestinian terrorism versus Israel's response. My point was that it doesn't matter what kind of response comes from Israel, if an empty building is blown up we see constant replays of the shattered building, childrens' toys placed strategically by the cameramen to portray the Israelis as evil Terminators. If Israel kills an invading terrorist we see pictures of frantic funerals. If we kill any civilians it gets plastered all over the news again and again.

See the media, BBC etc describe Israel "Killing" as opposed to Israelis "Dying". See the constant mantra of the Islamics and some of the left claiming Israel stole Palestinian land, the word "Occupation" repeated so much that eventually even some Jews start wondering. The big lie is repeated again and again.

Israel constantly is under pressure to behave with restraint. This time Israelis have said "We've had it up to here" and want to finish the job. The Lebanese and many others will thank them for it.

I personally have been spat onseveral times because I was a Jew. Thank God it hasn't been more than that.

I encourage everyone to visit Israel and see for themselves an example of a democratic free society where all races, religions and colours are accepted and welcomed. It's not perfect but it;s a dynamic exciting society and THAT is what the Arabs cannot tolerate because it adds to their irrational feeling of humiliation.

Cheers!

Michael

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