Frightening country. Do we even know what Israel is? The other day Israeli soldiers fired warning shots toward the French consul-general and his colleagues as they returned from visiting Gaza. Israelis held the group up for six hours, too, at the crossing. French are upset, lodging a complaint. Writes Mohammad of Vancouver:
"Subconscious message: How dare your soldiers make us wait 6 hours behind a crossing and greet our civilized EUROPEAN delegation with warning shot. Please keep this kind of treatment for Arabs."
But Mohammad, the French do protest Arabs' treatment, don't they?
Maybe once in a blue moon, but they never summon the ambassador for
treating people like this at the border. If they did the Israeli
ambassador would have to rent a room in the ministry of foreign
affairs. This kind of harsh treatment is saved for when Europeans are
mistreated at the border.