# 54 does not understand? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Michael N
    • 05.12.05 | 05:04 (IST)

    When President Kennedy said in 1961 "Ich bin ein Berliner" he meant that at that point in time he was supportive of the besieged citizens of Berlin as if he were one as well. When Amira Hass said that most Israelis are settlers she meant exactly the same- that deep down most Israelis and their representatives support the settlers and the settlements even if ultimately they will have to abandon them partly or all. Conceptually, emotionally and viscerally the Israelis want the Palestinians to disappear into thin air and own the entire land from the sea to the river and if in the end they will pull back to or near the Green Line it is not because of the conviction that they had caused the Palestinians a great injustice!

    from the article: Beyond Yachimovich's view
    First published 00:00 04.12.05 | Last updated 00:00 04.12.05
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