Letter to the EDITOR
As a regular reader I appreciate the quality of our Weekly and freedom of expression allowed to readers. I take that opportunity to reply to Edward Said article published january end.
It is true that in Israel non-jews , muslims and christians, do not enjoy the same privileges and citizens’ rights as jews, the law considering them as second class citizens. Your diagnosis would have been transparent should it gave a full-round information about discrimination in Israel as well as in the newly formed Palestine and other neighbour countries.
Discrimination is one of the major reasons causing the emigration of arab christians out of that territory , their homeland, and generally speaking from the whole Mashreq. Arab christians have been settled in this region since ever, do not deserve to be treated as second class citizens whether it be under the jewish law or under the sharia, the islamic law prevailing in most arab countries including, perhaps, Palestine. One major difference exists though: freedom of expression as you state is allowed in Israel allowing Prof. Israel Shabak to dissent and to publicize his dissent to the aplication of the jewish law, halasha.
Would my opinion be permitted to be published in Egypt?
Youssef Samir Eid
Samir Eid Raccolte
Intendono fornire gli strumenti per una inclusione sociale del flusso migratorio, gettare una luce sui diritti umani e la condizione di vita dei cristiani nel mondo islamico da cui proviene l’autore.La conoscenza dell’altro, delle diversità culturali e religiose sono ingredienti primari per creare la pace nei cuori degli uomini ovunque, premessa per una serena convivenza e convinta cittadinanza sul territorio.