To the Editor:
I find it appalling that, in recent news media reports, Jews in Israel are condemned as racist. If you have ever been to Israel you would see Jews of every ethnicity and race under the sun. The Jewish People are very diverse, we are multi-racial and multi-ethnic, and our common bond is our religion.
On the other hand, the Saudi Arabians and other Arab countries help support the slave trade in the Sudan. Is the buying and selling of Black Africans suddenly NOT considered racist? And in the meantime, the Saudis help financially support Palestinian Suicide Bombers whose mission it is to kills Jews. Isn't this a racist act?
Since 1948 when the Jewish State of Israel was created after World War II, the Arab States have threatened and ultimately tried to wipe out all Jews.
Their pure hatred of Jews is equal to the ultimate racism. They have attacked Israel and the Jewish people have responded by defending their country. In fact, if it were not for Arab aggression there actually would be no "occupied territories." Israelis aren't racist they are simply trying to defend their country against a group of people who are threatening to wipe them off the face of the earth.
-Rachel M. Schorr