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Jason Holliston
 
Thursday, January 29, 2004  
Moral Equivalence

Talking to a friend today about the whole Palestinian terrorist issue, I came up with a decent analogy. I know that in the past 50 years, the Israelis have done some things that are morally questionable, and I'm betting that most of them know that. Heck, that's why they go out of their way to have Arab MK's to represent their significant Arab population. They've admitted to problems with their actions and policies in the past. Still, the balance doesn't equal out.

Comparing the bad things that the Israelis have done to their minority population and the population in the West Bank / Gaza Strip to terrorist bombings by the Palestinians targeting civilians is, I think, roughly comparable to the Japanese internment camps during WWII in the United States versus the Holocaust killing some six million Jews. Simply put (and I know that some people out there will regard it as just that -- simple), one is bad, and one is evil. A strong word, evil, but one that fits killing innocent people in cold blood simply because of their race, color, or creed.

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