#58 BM - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ernst
    • 17.08.05 | 11:24 (IDT)

    Dear Bm, you write that you don't care what I like and don't like, but still you feel obliged to answer my contribution, so deep down inside you DO care (although probably not so much) You write that you don't give a damn where the Dutch FM sticks his head, so do I, so we agree. You fought in the Golan and in Lebanon and this clearly colored your opinion. It is a well known fact that people that were in a war, who saw teriible horrors, have great difficulties to relate to the world: they often feel betrayed by politicians or by the people back home or by the critics from outside. There's just one thing I don't understand: You fought in the Golan and now you don't want it handed back to Syria, but you also fought in Lebanon and you seem to think its ok it was handed back to the Lebanese! (unilaterally) Maybe you also fought in the Gaza strip, and it's ok for you to return it to the Palestinians! Maybe you fought in the Westbank and it's ok for you to hand back almost everything to the Palestinians. Then why is it not ok to hand back the Palestinian parts of Jerusalem? What's the difference? I write constantly empty, hollow slogans about never wanting to give up Israel, but you never explain what you mean by it. Are the Palestinian neighborhoods of Jerusalem also Israel? Your mentality is typical for an insecure person from a country that hasn't decided where its final borders are, where the government for decades has flooded the people with mantras about Gaza for ever Israel, Arafat is a terrorist etc, etc, while these same governments have to be practical an make decisions that all of a sudden go straight against the old slogans: Arafat becomes a partner in peace, Gaza is returned to the Palestinians (all of a sudden Sharon says that he never wanted Gaza to be part of Israel! How can he explain this to the tax payers who paid billions for this failure and the settlers who were lured there?) So, again I tell: get used to old mantras getting out of date: Barak allready offered the Palestinians East Jerusalem and there is never going to be a deal without it. So stop holding on to those Palestinian neighborhoods, ok! They are not Jewish and they are not holy. get real!

    from the article: Misuse of the army
    First published 00:00 16.08.05 | Last updated 00:00 16.08.05
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