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Fri, March 22

Letter: Support Palestine, support anti-Semitism


In George M. Karsa's anti-Israeli letter of July 21, he expressed an interest in correcting what he called "distortions and historical inaccuracies." Some facts, however, are impossible to distort and are historically true.

It was not Israelis, but Palestinians who were captured on camera cheering the deaths of some 3,000 Americans on Sept. 11, 2001. It is Palestinians who teach their children in their schools and on their television programs that Israelis are their enemies and are less than human, not vice versa. It is the Palestinians, not the Israelis, who encourage their children to grow up to be martyrs and suicide bombers. It is the Palestinians, not the Israelis, who target and attack civilians and children. The Palestinians do not recognize Israel's right to exist, not the other way around.

I could be wrong, but it seems to me that the pro-Palestinian movement in this country masks an attempt to legitimize a virulent, possibly even genocidal, anti-Jewish sentiment. To me, this mirrors how the Nazis legitimized anti-Semitism to the German people in the 1930s. Again, I could be wrong, but I don't think I am.

R.F. "Buz" Williams



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