From Russian TV Guide
30 June 2002
By Natalie Belaya
It has been nine months since the frightening New York tragedy
occurred. If most people were not concerned about the dangers of
terrorism before the 9/11 tragedy, now things are altogether different.
Each time Americans hear news from Israel, they get shaken and begin
to think more and more often about whether to provide any aide to
Israel. This has unfortunately become a fact, according to recent
What do our old [allies] compatriots think about this issue? Should
America reduce aide to Israel? Will this prevent further terrorist
Lyudmila: Arrived in the United States two years ago from
Theoretically, I can understand Americans. For the first time ever,
they were really scared. It is a total illusion to think that reducing
aide to Israel will enable the Arabs to see a friend in the United
States. First of all, there are more Jews in the United States than
in Israel, and Arabs hate it no less. There is no way out, except
for a universal fight on terrorism.
Valeriy: Arrived in the United States eight years ago from
How can we protect ourselves from what is happening in Israel now?
Almost every day, peace-loving citizens and innocents die there.
Of course, all of this may happen in any country. To Arab extremists
it is "important and honorable" to die, and to destroy
as many non-Arabs as possible. This includes everyone who does not
believe in Islam, and eventually the whole Western world will have
to deal with this problem.
Alexei: Arrived in the United States 17 years ago from Moscow.
Of course, the threat of new terrorist attacks in the United States
is very high now. This is exactly why Americans have proposed reducing
aid to Israel. However this will not help but it will instead resemble
a form of betrayal. America, in the end, will not be able to betray
Israel because the two governments are similar for many reasons.
Everyone will have to come together in the war effort---a war which
in my opinion is already happening, and will continue to be fought
for many years to come.
Boris: Arrived to the United States ten years ago
Decrease aid? I believe that it should only be increased, and the
Arabs should be crushed like bugs. They should all be deported from
the United States and Israel! I cant speak of this matter
calmly at allall of my relatives live in Israel.
Albeena: Arrived in the United States four years ago from
How can aid to Israel be reduced at a time like this? The whole
world should support it now. Honestly I am not too familiar with
how aid gets distributed, but in my opinion, it should be increased.
Lets just say that average Americans think narrowly and fear
for themselves. I can understand this logically, but not in my heart.
Translated fromRussian by Nina Kryuk.
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