Friday, November 18, 2011

J.Post November 18: Fighting for Rights

Sir, – In a wretched attempt by the Palestinians to compare riding an Egged bus to Jerusalem with the bravery and nobility of the freedom riders from the 1960s US civil rights movement, they add insult to injury (“Six Palestinians activists arrested after ‘freedom ride,’” November 16).

What they choose to ignore is that during the struggle in America, the protesters did not resort to acts of terror. Under the guidance of great men of vision like the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., they chose and remained committed to the path of nonviolence.

In the reality of the Palestinian history of continued incitement toward terror via classrooms and imams, we must conclude they are fighting for the right not to ride the bus, but to blow it up!

Petah Tikva