Ray Rider wrote:Even if you don't like them, you do have to admit that at least they aren't rioting, burning embassies, murdering diplomats, and attempting to repress freedom of speech both in their own nation and the West in response to a 10th grade quality movie which nobody has seen.
Correct, but they are doing other terrible things too:http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=23267
Israeli settlers attack a Palestinian in Jerusalemhttp://www.timeslive.co.za/world/2012/0 ... tinian-man
An Israeli court ordered six Jewish teenagers be held in custody on Sunday on suspicion of assaulting a Palestinian man as he escorted an Israeli woman home from a nightclub.http://www.boston.com/news/world/middle ... story.html
Over the weekend, unknown assailants firebombed a Palestinian taxi in the West Bank. Hours later, a mob of Jewish teens beat a 17-year-old Palestinian unconscious in downtown Jerusalem.
I think, given the stress on the society, a certain amount of this is to be expected. According to your third article there have been 196 Palestinian firebomb attacks and six shooting incidents in the first half of 2012
. Palestinian terrorism may not justify similar acts from Israelis, but it does establish context.
This kind of violence is comparable to hate crimes that occur in other parts of the world. It says a lot about Israel that the perpetrators of these actions are prosecuted for violence against the Palestinians, but in the instances you provided it went a step further:
Last month, nine Jewish teenagers were indicted for an Aug. 16 assault on a 17-year-old Arab. He was rescued by medics when his heart stopped after being punched and kicked as youngsters chanted "Death to the Arabs" in a Jerusalem city square.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned that incident as "something we cannot accept - not as Jews, not as Israelis."
In addition to prosecution, the leader of Israel personally condemned the actions described in two of your articles, not that anyone would have known that based on what you selected to present.
Can anyone recall an instance when Arab leaders have sought to denounce or prosecute individuals for violence committed against Jews?
bedub1 wrote:Now they want us to attack Iran. They want us to fight their battles for them. I'm seriously tired of them. f*ck the Jews.
I applaud your honesty sir. Most people are afraid to come out and say it.