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Old 11-26-2012, 06:49 PM   #842
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Default Re: Discussion: North Africa & Southwest Asia Regional Issues II

Originally Posted by Optimus_Prime_ View Post
Not all of them, but Israel overall is incredibly anti-Arab, and that definitely ties to their religion.

I'm sure much like anything else you have rank-and-file IDF who are "just following orders" but their orders are vile.
I would say that the Jews overall have been considerably more tolerant. The Palestinians were talking about wiping out the Jews before Israel even existed. The Grand Mufti of Palestine even tried to get Hitler to send death squads to the Levant.

Having said that, there was a lot of racism between the Ashkenazis and the Sephardic Jews. Lot of that has been swept under the rug, since their neighbors want to exterminate both of them. But it's something that rarely comes up these days.

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