Elliott Abrams, an American-Jewish official, has been unfair to Palestinians all his life, and under several administrations. People who talk about the need for political diversity need to know that we will never have peace in the Middle East as long as there is no diversity in hiring officials who represent the USA. So far, too many Jews are in positions of power when it comes to the Middle East. Our ambassadors to Israel have been Orthodox Jews under several administrations, some of the people who negotiated increased aid to Israel ($3.8 billion a year and counting) are Jewish. We need to diversify our hiring practices to be fair to Palestinians.

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I see another angle in this unbelievable cruel stop by a cowardly policeman. Some police have been used to demanding obedience whether they are right or wrong. The powers they were given got them used to acting with impunity on their prejudices. Oppress now, sort out later. They are used to not listening to people's explanations, and not believing innocent people. The policeman even felt he had the right not to explain what he was doing. Now if that is not racism, I do not know what is

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