This letter appeared today in the LATimes:
July 12, 2012
Re "Panel urges legalization of West Bank outposts," July 10
The Israeli advisory panel is out of touch, even with the "only Jews count" view of many Israeli leaders. But it serves to illustrate how different values are between the United States and Israel.
It is not that there are no racists in America; it is just that their views are so far out of the mainstream that they would never be appointed to serve on a national panel.
This demonstrates again that Israel may be an ally, but Americans and Israelis do not share a dedication to democracy.
La Habra Heights
I left this comment there:
The Warner letter is absurd. In writing "the Israeli advisory panel illustrates how different values are between the United States and Israel" and then appends the charge of racism ("It is not that there are no racists in America; it is just that their views are so far out of the mainstream that they would never be appointed to serve on a national panel."), Jeff Warner is simply perverting reality.^
If Arabs live now as settlers in their settlements in Israel, well, that's what they are if Jews are "settlers" residing in "settlements", why can't the Jews do the same? Or is Arab racism permitted? Or, as is reality, Jews, having lived in Judea, Samaria and Gaza for centuries to the British Mandate period but, as a result of (racist?) Arab violence that ethnically cleansed Jews out of their homes in Gaza, Hebron and Shchem/Nablus in 1929 and later from Jenin and then from the Etzion Bloc, Bet HaAravah, Qalya, Neveh Yaakov and Atarot in the 1947-48 war, not to mention Jerusalem's Old City Jewish Quarter, cannot return home? Why not? Why cannot Jews possess legal rights to property and to construct homes in the area that international law, confirmed in 1922 by the League of Nations as where the Jewish National Home was to be reconstituted ("re", i.e., it previoulsy existed).
Since we have on record statements by Palestinian Authority officials from Abbas on down that no Jews will be permitted to reside in this propsed "State of Palestine", exactly who, J Warner, are the racists?
Have you any idea about what you are writing?