HP Palestinian blogger Ray Hanania has always pretended to be impartial and looking for peace, but sometimes the mask slips and we see him for what he really is. Today, that happened.
Aaron Zelinsky wrote a blog post for the Huffington Post about Israeli gun laws. In the wake of the Newtown CT shooting, he wanted to bust some myths about Israel doesn't have gun control and gets along fine. It's an interesting read, and very short, so I invite you to read it.
The next morning after Zelinsky's post went up, Ray Hanania sidled up to lie and play the race card:
First of all, Israeli Arab citizens (no quotation marks here, Ray) are not denied gun ownership in Israel. They are issued permits and there is no law that says they cannot have them.
Second, Israeli military service does not "exclude" Arab citizens. Druze Israelis have been fighting in the IDF since 1948 and since then over 300 have died in combat operations. As for more traditional Arabs, according to Wikipedia there are 1,473 Arabs serving in the IDF. The IDF is doing a really poor job "excluding" them!
Third, there is only one sentence in Zelinsky's post that could possibly be considered "anti-Arab" and that's the sentence: "True, this may be because Israel is beset on all sides by enemies bent on its total annihilation rather than, say, Canada." and if that's anti-Arab, then statements like "Israel doesn't want peace" is anti-Jewish, and I know Hanania and his fellow Israel haters wouldn't stand for that.
It seems that Ray Hanania is the stereotypical Palestinian, lying through his teeth and twisting every article about Israel so that it's really about him and his people and how Israel's prejudiced and mean to them.
Ray, I know you Google yourself and will probably come across this post, so I want to tell you directly: you should be ashamed of yourself.