Why were these deleted?

Palestinians’ future is in their hands, CiF, Dec. 14, by Carlo Strenger and Akiva Eldar, elicited nearly 300 comments.

Among those deemed not fit for Guardian reader consumption were the following:

Then:

 

Also:

 

Then:

Finally,

 

Then:

Just to give you a sense of the comments (apparently deemed perfectly acceptable by CiF Moderators) by JRuskin which inspired the rebuttals above, see this:


So, to recap: Passionate rebuttals in defense of Israel? Not allowed.  Thinly veiled threats of violence against Israelis?  Perfectly acceptable.

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