Friday, August 05, 2005

Double Standard on Middle East Terrorism

An Israeli used a gun to kill 3 or 4 Palestinians and to wound several others. He was killed by a Palestinian mob.

Predictably, Israel's leaders and people are appalled and deplore the action without reservation. On the other side, Palestinians claim that the individual's action shows the prevailing intent of Israelis toward Palestinians.


When a Palestinian kills Israelis in a similar incident, many Palestinians applaud the action, and Palestinian leaders explain how the act resulted from Israeli oppression and occupation. The Israeli reaction does not include mob violence.

Which terrorist actions do you think represent the prevailing group's attitude toward the other group, the one Israeli's act or the many Palestinians' acts? Which group do you think wants to eradicate the other?

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