ADC Condemns Cantor Statement that Palestinian Culture is "Infused with Resentment and Hatred"

Washington, DC | | December 27, 2011 -- ADC strongly condemns House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R) offensive and ridiculous statement that Palestinian culture is "infused with resentment and hatred." The sheer ignorance of such remarks, particularly from someone in his prominent position, is both distressing and depressing to millions of Americans.

"Palestinian culture" is, of course, not "infused with resentment and hatred," but it is true that Palestinians resent intolerance and hate injustice. Palestinians resent being discriminated against by dozens of Israeli laws that render them second-class citizens in their own country. Palestinians hate having to use segregated roads rather than being free to travel on the same roads as Israeli Jews. Palestinians in Gaza resent that they are subject to an inhumane