A lot of otherwise sane people tend to go a little crazy when the subject is the Middle East in general, and Israel/Palestine in particular. Since most of my blog posts are about my life and experiences in Israel and other parts of the Middle East, I am very leery of seeing the comment threads turn into an angry free-for-all. In order to maintain a welcoming atmosphere and a civilized, intelligent conversation between readers, I do moderate comments. Dissent is more than welcome – it is the stuff of stimulating debate, which I love. But let’s keep it nice (as they say in Canada).
I reserve the right to weed out any comments that contain the following:
- Hate speech and/or racism;
- Threatening or defamatory language;
- Rude or obnoxious language;
- Nazi analogies;
- Personal attacks;
- Repetitive arguments;
- Stuff that makes it sound as if the commenter thinks s/he has a direct telephone line to God and/or the messiah.