Reflections on a Wandering Life.....

Friday, January 23, 2009

Zhou Xiaozheng on Israel 

With the news that Israel may have used white phosphorous on civilians in Gaza, the voices of condemnation have all but drowned out any positive statements. But there is a professor at Renmin University who is speaking out quite forcefully in support of Israel.

Chinese comment on the Middle East is mixed. When Arafat died, he was lauded in China as a fallen hero. A revolutionary. A man of the people. But at the same time, the Chinese cannot help but respect a people like the Jews, who are so committed to education and study.

Yet, as I said, the voices of anger and condemnation in this country are strong. Note the comments after the professor's lecture.

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