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Friday, July 09, 2004
As I’ve mentioned before, it’s interesting that the same publication that (quite rightly) criticizes bigoted characterizations of Muslims nonetheless shows little hesitation, if any, in publishing vile depictions of “the Jews.”
Shamir then proves his own incompetence and/or dishonesty as a journalist with the asinine claim that “Every Israeli man and woman serves in the army, and his or her military exploits are the necessary requirement for any career, from minister to hairdresser.”
Well, no, dummy. Various Orthodox Jews, children, the elderly, and Arabs are but some of the Israelis who don’t serve in the army. The rest of the article goes downhill from there. That Saudi Arabia sees fit to regularly publish this sort of deceitful, bigoted garbage speaks volumes about our “allies.” With friends like this…
Not surprisingly, a Google search for “Judeo-American” turns up some of the usual suspects who, like David/Shamir, employ such rhetoric.