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user-inactivated  ·  2530 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Elie Wiessel, the "Messenger of Mankind" died this weekend.

I see. That is more in line with what I know about you.

However, the rest of my point is that the world has, for the most part, sided with Palestine over Israel, despite history and common sense. In this instance it has everything to do with Jewish people: I'm sure Elie Wiesel would have had no trouble viewing Palestinians with respect -- indeed, what you cite notwithstanding, he spoke of them thus at least a few times -- but I'm equally sure he desired compassion and respect from them first. So it goes.

Perhaps I am as blinded as everyone else. I find it hard to lay any sort of blame at the feet of Wiesel or the Jewish people. They have repeatedly earned, in blood, our respect and sorrow.