AHRAM WEEKLY DISCRIMINATION
Letter to the EDITOR
As a regular reader I appreciate the quality of our Weekly and
freedom of expression allowed to readers. I take that
opportunity to reply to Edward Said article published january
It is true that in Israel non-jews , muslims and christians, do
not enjoy the same privileges and citizens’ rights as jews, the
law considering them as second class citizens. Your diagnosis
would have been transparent should it gave a full-round
information about discrimination in Israel as well as in the
newly formed Palestine and other neighbour countries.
Discrimination is one of the major reasons causing the
emigration of arab christians out of that territory , their
homeland, and generally speaking from the whole Mashreq. Arab
christians have been settled in this region since ever, do not
deserve to be treated as second class citizens whether it be
under the jewish law or under the sharia, the islamic law
prevailing in most arab countries including, perhaps, Palestine.
One major difference exists though: freedom of expression as you
state is allowed in Israel allowing Prof. Israel Shabak to
dissent and to publicize his dissent to the aplication of the
jewish law, halasha.
Would my opinion be permitted to be published in Egypt?
Youssef Samir Eid
fornire gli strumenti per una inclusione sociale del flusso migratorio,
gettare una luce sui diritti umani e la condizione di vita dei
cristiani nel mondo islamico da cui proviene l'autore.La conoscenza
dell’altro, delle diversità culturali e religiose
sono ingredienti primari per creare la pace nei cuori degli uomini
ovunque, premessa per una serena convivenza e convinta cittadinanza sul