Monday, March 13, 2006

Again: Jewish victims of terrorism don't count

The following is a self-explanatory letter I wrote to the Sun today:

Dear Sun

Your otherwise excellent lead article today about Brits killed in terrorist attacks abroad since Sept 11 has one glaring omission. There is no mention of Brits killed in suicide bombings by Palestinians in Israel. On 19 Sept 2002, for example, 18 year old student Yonni Jesner of Glasgow was killed along with 6 other passengers in a bus in Tel Aviv. I'd like to think that this was just a simple error on behalf of your editorial and reporting team rather than a conscious decision to regard Jewish victims of terrorist attacks as less deserving of sympathy.


Edgar Davidson

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