Relations between Jews and Muslims remain tense in Toulouse, six months after an al Qaeda-inspired gunman shot and killed three soldiers, a rabbi and three Jewish children, say the city's Jewish leaders.
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The article says one-to-one relations between Jews and Muslims are excellent but there are no relations between religion-based groups. Why the misleading headline then?
Mr Picot's analysis is spot on. One day the world will wake up to the one-sidedness of the US and Europe and recognise that instability in the Middle East is caused by inhumane treatment of the Palestinians. The wider result is that we are all potential victims of the backlash.
Benjamin Netanyahu had a lot to say about the failure of Europe to protect the Jews, but nothing to say about Europe's failure to protect the Palestinians from the Jews, as documented in "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine" by Ilan Pappe and by quotes from Israelis, as damning as any by other terrorists or the KKK in the USA:
"To evict land now cultivated by Arabs and free it for Jewish settlement...The only solution is transfer Arabs from here to neighbouring countries. Not a single village or tribe is to be let off."
Yossef Weitz 1947 (1)
"There is a need now for strong and brutal reaction. We need to be accurate about timing place and those we hit. If we accuse a family - we need to harm them without mercy, women and children included. Otherwise, this is not an effective reaction. During the operations there is no need to distinguish between the guilty or not guilty,"
David Ben Gurion's diary, 1948 (2)
1 p62 "The Ethnic "Cleansing of Palestine" Ilan Pappe 2006
2 ibid p69
Benjamin Netanyahu has 60 yeears of blood on his hands, and Europe and the USA, are unwilling to notice, as the Southern whites in the KKK were unwilling to notice lynchings in 1930's. As a Southerner, I can tell you we got over it, and it is time for Europe and Israel to do the same. There is no peace in arpartheid, and no security in nuclear tyranny.
There will always be bigots because the bigot is a coward, a loser and a liar, BUT there will not always be this conflict between French Jews and French Muslims, because it is in both of our interests, as French people, to work this out for the good of our country. In the places where community leaders have made the effort to bridge these chasms of misunderstanding, relations are much improved...
The deeper and more painful struggle is between our Muslim neighbors and the prejudice that prevents their fuller integration into French society. The prejudice that sees them controlled by ethnicity, and that prevents them from being hired on jobs for they are qualified over less qualified "Real French" people. That is the prejudice that breeds native resentment not news that takes place in nations far away.
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