Doesn't seem like the Nation website is very fond of Israel's existence, particularly or especially under the Ehud Olmert government. Here we go again with another smear to Israel by The Nation, which would actually not be as pressing as more oppressive nations surrounding the Jewish state! Looking at the larger picture of Israel, for instance, women do have more rights than they would in Arab or some African nations.
It's sad how Israel's intention for religious freedom and human rights is taken for granted by those who are so skeptical of Israel existing as the anomaly in the Middle East, just because it appears as the least Arab nation. Sure, if an Arab nation oppresses or turns away certain human rights, then it is a sigh; but when Israel has perceived human rights violations, it is a shock and a "better" target to smear and single out, even by the UN.
It's all a matter of choosing to coexist. Bad enough it's been hard to coexist even long before Israel was formed. Any wonder why Islamic fundamentalists have been perceived as wanting world denomination far more than righteous Jews and gentiles (who just want to better the world)?
Great Falls, VA
Nov 26 2007 - 8:51am