July 8, 2014

Where Apologies Are Really Needed

Jonathan Tobin, Commentary Magazine

The Associated Press

If our apologies are to be offered, is it too much to ask that both sides attempt to make amends? Is it offensive, as Bradley Burston says in a Haaretz piece, for Jews to have the temerity or the bad taste to mention the behavior of Palestinians during the two-week search for the three missing Israeli teenagers? If Jews today feel ashamed at the murderers of an Arab teenager—and we are right to feel that way—is it really out of bounds to note the mainstreaming of hate and applause for terrorism that is integral to Palestinian nationalism?

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TAGGED: Israel, Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, Mohammed Abu Khdeir


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