There are moderators, and they do act on offensive comments.
Tony was the last one to be moderated - his stuff is all still here, so you can examine the content, if you are so inclined.
What is it Jeff, that you thought should be moderated?
Jeff talks the talk, so I am happy to accept him as Israeli. Besides, any Jew anywhere can claim Israeli citizenship, no questions asked. Jeff has a right to his opinions, as do we.
I have even met - over the internet - the grand daughter of a Nazi who converted to Judaism and now lives in Israel. She too is Israeli and Jewish, although she no longer supports the policies of Israel - that said, she is comfortable about living on a settlement.
Its like that son of the big shot Hamas guy who started to work for the Shin Bet because he did not like Hamas policy of killing civillians: http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/haaretz-exclusive-hamas-f...
Amazing story - shows there is hope.
I JUST FOUND THE VIDEO WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES. - THE VIDEO WAS MADE IN BELGIUM. (The "Israeli soldier" is played by a Christian)
What is youur image of peace here? what will be the state of human condition here in Palestine and Israel when we will have peace?
The French video (Samira)
This was an artistic characterisation of the Palestinian struggle for independence. In no way was such a piece of work the final word on this topic. It showed that no matter how many people were killed Palestine would eventually find freedom. As rightfully identified the danger with such artistic representations of the conflict is misrepresentation of 'the other'. In this case it is important that artist work like this is balanced by artistic work that includes Israelis working side-by-side for Palestinian independence (or even for a binational state as some groups hope for in the future). Personally, I was moved by the video. However, I agree that the video is fraught with multiple representations or misrepresentations. But that is art. Art, it is provocative. The question is how do we respond to the emotions conveyed?
My response is let us use such artistic input to create a society that respects the dignity of life for all.
The Israeli video (Neri)
I thought this was a brilliant video that modelled the best that Israel is. It showed Jewish-Israelis standing side-by-side with Palestinian-Israelis in respect of the best of pluralism, democracy and human rights. It would be interesting to see this video made in other parts of Israel or in the settlements where the response would have been of acquiesence and agreement with the shop keeper. The fact that this video was made in Hebrew demonstrates that Israel does have a problem with racism within the community. Otherwise the video would be of no interest.