I HAVE A HUGE PROBLEM with the manner in which you’ve treated readers’ reactions to Stephen Mulholland’s recent column on Israel and his views as to why so many Muslims hate the Jewish state (14 August). Mulholland suggests that envy may be the primary cause.
While I totally accept many readers would disagree with that view, I’m appalled the only reaction you have published in your past two issues were ugly, racist, anti-Semitic attacks on Israel, much of which represented blatant distortions of historical facts that certainly would be regarded as hate speech in most forums.
Mulholland is correct in his factual assertion that Israel is developmentally light years ahead of its neighbours; none of your hate-filled respondents could argue against that fact. As Mulholland put it: “There have been 129 Jewish winners of Nobel prizes while less than 10 Muslims have been so honoured.”