On ‘gassing the Arabs’ and other diseases: Is Israel a ‘sick society’? by Ramzy Baroud

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…when Rivlin, in October 2014, had declared that “Israeli society is sick, and it is our duty to treat this disease,” a Haaretz columnist lashed out, suggesting that “Rivlin’s comments are positively bursting with Jew-hatred”.

“First he called Jewish society ‘sick’—dredging up anti-Semitic tropes about Jews as carriers of cultural and ideological disease. Then he asked whether Jews are ‘decent human beings’: Questioning their humanity itself,” the article argued. 

Of course, the sickness of “violence, hostility, bullying, [and] racism”, that Rivlin had then pointed out, is very much real. Other symptoms of this horrible disease also include military occupation, apartheid and genocidal violence like that frequently meted out against the besieged Gaza Strip.

Continue reading at http://www.jordantimes.com/opinion/ramzy-baroud/%E2%80%98gassing-arabs%E2%80%99-and-other-diseases-israel-%E2%80%98sick-society%E2%80%99