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Teaching hate
Teaching hate

"You've got to be taught to hate..." (Oscar Hammerstein, "South Pacific") The murder on Tuesday of five people and the serious wounding of several others while they were praying at a synagogue in Jerusalem is only the latest in a continuing pattern of violence and hatred directed against Israel and the Jewish people. It also replays a familiar scenario: terrorist act is followed by condemnation (though not as strong as when Israel is perceived to be responsible for Palestinian deaths), followed by threats of retaliation. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas associated himself with those condemning the synagogue murders,...

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