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How can we stop the disproportionate asymmetrical collective punishment of the Palestinians by Israeli forces?

Surely it’s time we heard from the Jewish community around the world to condemn the Israeli government, in the same way that others have called for the moderate Muslim community to condemn fundamentalist misogyny or acts of terrorism.

Enough is enough; the international Jewish community should be clear where it stands on the brutal war crimes of the self proclaimed Jewish state.

Here’s to a fairer world.

H Tremayne, Upper Wilsons Creek

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  1. A FACT IS A FACT. Israel is not a “self-proclaimed State”. It was designated by the then British Government. Second FACT: This particular escalation of wiping out Hezbalah “once and for all” is in response to Rockets being lobbed onto Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.. please note – INNOCENT CIVILIANS. And despite retaliatory bombing, the Rockets are still being sent by the perpetrators. STOP THE ROCKETS AND THE BOMBING WILL STOP.

    Not only Jews and Palestinians, but the WHOLE WORLD would like to see Peace in the Middle East.
    Step 1: Israel is a tiny speck on the map, surrounded by neighbours wanting to “wipe them off the face of the Earth.” The Holocaust nearly succeeded. Why wonder that the people of Israel are fighting – once again – for their lives and their very survival against aggressive mal-intent.

    World Prayer is for PEACE. Wanting to wipe your neighbour out of existence is not the way to even begin to achieve it.


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