Reader comment on: UK Textbook Wipes Israel Off the Map
Submitted by Abraham J. Rokach, Jan 3, 2013 13:27
Fortunately, other major international publishers -- like McGraw-Hill, who has published my textbooks -- are very fair and considerate toward Jews and the state of Israel.
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|Get ready UK... [12 words]||Scott in Texas||Jan 11, 2013 12:36|
|Wow! Same old tactics! Hide true history and spread corruption. If we don't learn the lessons of true history, history will repeat itself. [54 words]||Kendra||Jan 7, 2013 18:31|
|Utter Madness! [96 words]||Mark||Jan 7, 2013 11:39|
|Britain, you've blown it. [159 words]||Patricia||Jan 7, 2013 11:10|
|Irrational Aspirational [82 words]||Aptitude Design||Jan 4, 2013 00:46|
|The books [19 words]||Ted||Jan 3, 2013 22:00|
|What the heck do you think you are doing? [35 words]||Joe||Jan 3, 2013 20:45|
|Politically Correct [27 words]||Lady Moonlight||Jan 3, 2013 18:36|
|What happened to common sense and history? [398 words]||Kate Brennan||Jan 3, 2013 17:22|
|⇒ Opposite Experience [26 words]||Abraham J. Rokach||Jan 3, 2013 13:27|
|Respectable anti-Semitism [167 words]||Ethan P.||Jan 3, 2013 10:21|
|Israel has existed even before the Roman conquest, when they changed the name to PALESTINE [41 words]||Kenneth V. Tellis||Jan 3, 2013 07:54|
|↔ Israel will always be there [69 words]||Pat||Jan 7, 2013 13:16|
|Great research [19 words]||Jonathan Hoffman||Jan 3, 2013 07:33|
|The British? [20 words]||Poptoy1949||Jan 3, 2013 05:38|
|↔ Weak backbone trying to please oil kingdoms [24 words]||Jerry Obriant||Jan 5, 2013 11:01|
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For terrorists, the death of innocent children is irrelevant. In a society that promotes martyrdom as the ultimate sign of success, the death of innocent children can sometimes even be seen as a public relations blessing.
In every action, intent is paramount. There should never be a moral equivalence painted between the deliberate killing of civilians, and a retaliation that tragically leads to casualties among civilians.
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