#24 Don't fool yourself about being Israeli, S - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot
    • 11.04.10 | 09:11 (IDT)

    Nothing exempts us from judgement, nor from the same morals or lack of morals, as any other people. It's too bad that instead of taking the point I was trying to make, you choose instead to dismiss it under the pretext of indignation over its subject. So sorry, but I don't buy into the convenience of the taboo, prevalent among so many of us, which forbids mention of the Nazis and their mentality when refering to ourselves. It's nothing but a gimmick devised to fool ourselves, and to hide the collective shortcomings of our own misdeeds towards humanity. Isn't it ironic that we who suffered the Holocaust, have learned nothing from it. We who should be the most sensitive and first to condemn the mechanisms and the public apathy that fostered it, we choose to hide behind it instead, while some use its memory to facilitate a systematic human injustice in 'our' name! But anyway, none of the others you mention would be interested in exposing the truth to the public, or do you fail to see that the IDF shares their underlying motive and is serving their purpose? I'll forego a similar analogy because it should be fairly obvious. As for Anat Kam: calling her a "spy" is a play on our national sentiment that's being made by those whose motives are being served by the things revealed and threatened to be revealed by her whistleblowing. She's not a spy, she's just got a conscience. She's no different than the soldiers who stepped forward after Cast Lead and those who tell their stories to Breaking the Silence. She was exposed to wrongdoings during the course of her service, and the only real difference is that she had access to proof that could not be discounted, discredited, and swept under the rug as fabrications and hearsay. Her story could be printed in the mainstream media, instead of being buried in the archives of some NGO website. That's why she's being hung out to dry, while many other whistle blowers haven't been. And no, I wasn't elected this last time around. Maybe next time.

    from the article: Harrass the IDF, not alleged whistleblower Anat Kam
    First published 03:18 09.04.10 | Last updated 03:51 09.04.10
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