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Danny Wakil blasts my ‘incredibly biased anti-Israel letters’ and ‘fictitious claims about Israel’, but he doesn’t cite a single instance of the alleged bias or fictitious claims. In the absence of such evidence, his accusations amount to little more than name calling.

Of course, it’s true that I’m biased. I’m biased in favour of truth, justice, equality and humanity. I’m also biased against lies, injustice, apartheid and genocide. And I’m not alone, we all have our biases.

Danny is shocked by what he calls ‘anti-Israel (not pro-Palestine)’ protests all around the world. He thinks people are protesting against the genocide in Gaza, not because they care about the Palestinians but just because they’re biased against Israel. Danny must be oblivious to the cruelty of Israel’s crimes in Gaza and the West Bank if he can’t understand why people are angry at Israel.

Maybe Danny doesn’t know that Israel is on trial at the International Court of Justice for the crime of genocide, and now Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and defence minister, Yoav Gallant, both face arrest warrants from the International Criminal Court, on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including the ‘starvation of civilians as a method of warfare’. No doubt Danny thinks these august legal bodies are just incredibly biased against Israel.

John Scrivener, Main Arm


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