Ag shame, Sydney Kaye is aggrieved that India is not likely to be elevated to the same skunk status as Israel as a result of its illegal annexation of Kashmir (Will India cop same flak as Israel? (, August 12).

Rather than unnecessarily whining about this, I suggest he and his fellow Zionists celebrate the vile commonalities between Israel and India. Consider, for example, that both Israel and India are led by hyper-nationalist right-wing governments, both have shown no compunction about denying the right of self-determination to Palestinians/Kashmiris, both have made no secret of their intention to convert an illegal occupation into an annexation, and both use brutal force against demonstrators who oppose occupation — Israel creates amputees and India blinds them with pellets. And both offer impunity to their killing machines...

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