I am not sure why this editorial is in Indian Country Today. I would not be responding were it in another forum. It is important to note that both Jews and Arabs are indigenous to the region with roots of several thousand years. Prior to 1948 there was no state of Palestine- the Arab and Jewish inhabitants were citizens of Jordan, Trans-Jordan, Egypt, etc. Although there is plenty of blame to go around on both sides, the abuses by Israel, by any honest review, are less than those inflicted by Arabs upon themselves in many countries, or by many other countries (e.g. China, N. Korea) upon its citizenry or enemies. I am not arguing the merits of Israel’s policies (many of which I oppose)- just the selectivity of what is published. Will the editorial pages of Indian County Today be open to all issues of abuse throughout the globe regardless of any connection to the indigenous peoples of the Americas? If so, then we might want to re-title the publication and modify its mission.
Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 20:34