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Good Article: It's not hateful to criticize the Israeli government

Jan 12, 2009

Lisa Abrecht wrote this editorial, reprinted in the St. Paul Pioneer Press on January 8, 2008.

"As a Jew and citizen of the U.S., I am outraged, sick to my stomach, and aching in my heart. First, I say that it is not anti-American to criticize the U.S. government, just as it does not signify Jewish hatred to criticize the Israeli government. . ."

"I was in Gaza in December 1990 . . . The poverty was dramatic. Children played in crowded alleys as open sewage ran between their legs. The pepole wanted peace, and did not hate Jews. And I thought that the conditions I witnessed then were horrendous. I also visited Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial museum; when I saw the photos of the Jews in the Warsaw ghetto, I started to shake. They looked like the Palestinians I had just visited in Gaza."

The full editorial is well worth reading:

http://www.twincities.com/opinion/ci_11399550


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