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  •  the kid is 8, and misguided. (6+ / 0-)

    I don't think that you can assume that he's drawing his sentiments from the ethnic musings of a poet-laureate.

    You certainly know more about the region that I do, but I think you're going pretty far out on a limb to assume that the sentiments are based on anything more complicated than unfortunate, but common, schoolyard anti I or anti P sentiments.

    When I lived in Israel, I met a few religous families who flat out admitted their dislike and distrust of Arabs.   But it was pretty clearly in the context of the conflict.  They were Ashkenazim, so I really can't say what their view of Sephardic Jews was...

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