But the way he begins the article reveals something:
We, in the Arab world, get indignant when American presidents or secretaries of state wear a yarmulke at a Jewish organisation, in a synagogue or at concentration camp memorial. We think that these American officials have stepped out of their way to please the Jewish audience at the Arab’s expense.
He is admitting a bit more than I think he meant to. Why would visiting a synagogue or Holocaust memorial be at Arab expense?
The Arab zero-sum mentality is a bit more ingrained than even I thought. And it shows that the mindset is not zero-sum vis-a-vis Israel, but in respect to Jews altogether.
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