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Dear Brigitte, I completely agree with your sentiment. Like you I want to live in a world free from religion. But don't you think that we humans would have invented something else to fight about?. I found out only yesterday that the Israeli authority have, in recent months, escalated their re-location policy in Jerusalem to a new high. 700 homes have been demolished or are about to demolished. The Palestinians have been the majority Jerusalem for over 2000 years. However, the Israelis for the past 50 years, have been steadily changing the demographic nature of the city so that they become the majority. As part of their aim to make it exclusively a Jewish capital. As this is an official policy, the Palestinians cannot challenge the authorities in courts. the entire state system conspires to defeat these people. They are always refused permits to build extensions in their homes or build new homes on land they own. the Land authority refuses to register the land in their names. As for jobs the Israelis gives the Palestinians identity cards which allows them to go to certain sections of the city where they work, mainly as labourers. From what I know the Palestinians have skills and are often well educated but only few actually can get jobs in highly skilled professions in Israel. Does not all this remind you of APARTHEID South Africa ?. I am not a Palestinian nor am I religious. But I find this an appalling abuse of basic human rights and decency. Unfortunately, some popular sections of the media, often portrays the Palestinians as angry, violent people. Is not the entire civil and criminal system in Israel based on discrimination assisted by the use of all forceful means ?. The Israeli authorities and extremist settlers are driven by hatred themselves. I have been talking to some settlers in a newsgroup and I have only once encountered such arrogant disregard for human life before. in the actions of Saddam Hussein. ----- Original Message ----- From: <Mbblackforest@aol.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2000 12:19 AM Subject: Re: Prayer for Peace > Hello thank you for your info. I knew for a long time that the Palestinians > are not treated right. The US is only for Israel. There will never be peace. > Also I wish we did not have Religions it would make things more easy in the > world. We need to lift the sanction in Iraq all the children are dying there. > love Brigitte > -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email email@example.com Full details of CASI's various lists can be found on the CASI website: http://www.casi.org.uk