#31 MORE SHAMEFUL ACTS FROM THE FATHER OF SHAME - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Dutch
    • 10.11.05 | 19:29 (IST)

    Yaakov Sullivan you write: "What chutzpah to declare that Beilin should feel a sense of shame. This is a country led by the father of shame-Sharon-the Lebanon debacle, the man of Sabra and Chatilla and Qibya, the man of corrupt business deals and the one who feels no shame lying to world leaders. The man who continues to flaunt his arrogance by refusing to meet his commitments. But this Yoram uses Beilin for his example of shameful behaviour. That is the real shame". Yaakov--I agree with your comments and I would like to add what I feel was another shameful act by the Israeli leader in September at the UN when he declared he was moving Israel towards peace by removing 8,000 settlers from Gaza when he actually move 18,000 settlers to the West Bank in the last year. Then he had the audacity to declare "the real test" for the Palestinians should be to show they were serious about peace. Such hypocrisy! I am sick of it! Today, Israel's word doesn't hold any weight with me. This is what the Israeli leadership has done to their own credibility. Today, more Palestinians are being kicked out of their homes in the West Back and East Jerusalem and the West Bank is quickly becoming another Zionist colony with its approximately 300,000 settlers and its 700 kilometer of roads exclusively for settlers use. How is Abbass supposed to deliver with this hypocrisy flying in his face every day? How is Abbas expected to maintain law and order with such cruel and evil events taking place in the territories everyday? People aren't fools and like Abraham Lincoln said you can't fool all the people all of the time. But I feel very strong Abbas has delivered and Israel should help him to continue with this and not discredit or harm him . Abbass has been responsible for the calm and lull on the Israeli side since the Sharm summit in February and I salute him for this! Grant it there is much to be done to maintain law and order and Israel should help him here. I think Abbass' is on the right track to try and bring this about in a peaceful manner and through the political process. That sounds very wise to me! Nevertheless. I think if one traces the few acts of terror that have occurred one will uncover that the precipitant often came from the Israeli side. This was certainly the case in the bombing in Hedera. The Israeli Army should have never killed the Jihad leader and stirred up trouble and the violence like that. According to Uri Avery Palestinian locals said the he was far from "the ticking bomb" the Army painted him out to be. Indeed, many said he had already spent 25 years in an Israeli jail and was nothing more than an activists. How cruel of them. Now there own people suffer too. I think it is becoming abundantly clear to the people of this world that Israel is creating both the terrorists and the victims now to suit its own agenda -- to prevent the development of a Palestinian State as Dov Weisglass noted last October: "The significance of the disengagement plan is the freezing of the peace process...Effectively, this whole package called the Palestinian State. with all that entails, has been removed indefinitely from the agenda...All with a presidential blessing and the ratification's of both houses of Congress." What an evil intent and it should be condemned by every fair minded people everywhere. This is just morally despicable and it will no doubt continue to backfire on Israel as more people like myself shift sides in this conflict and as the American philosopher and scholar Ralph Wadlo Emerson pointed out in 1844: "It is a doctrine alike of the oldest and of the newest philosophy, that man is one, and that you cannot injure any member, without a sympathetic injury to all the members." Dutch

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    First published 00:00 10.11.05 | Last updated 00:00 10.11.05
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