Comments on Palestinians: Amateurish analysis

The Suburban, April 24, 2002

I was shocked reading Joel Goldenberg’s article, « Palestinian society violent: prof », published in your last edition, which referred to comments by UQAM professor Julien Bauer.

According to him, Palestinians are inherently violent. I think these kind of biased reports aggravate the already poisoning atmosphere of all debates sourrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

These comments are extremely misleading, since they do not take into account the context in which this presumed violence takes place. It is like saying that all Israelis are anxious and suspicious people, without explaining that anybody would feel the same when exposed to potential threats by just walking in the street of taking a coffee.

In the current situation, the last thing we need is this kind of amateurish analysis.

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