A complex picture - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Sandy Freedman
    • 11.07.05 | 08:53 (IDT)

    Gideon Levy states "The truth is that the picture is much more complex" then ignores crucial complexities. He says, "There is no doubt, for example, that ending the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories would weaken the motivation or at least the excuse for terror." Sorry, Gideon: the motivation for terror is the existence of Israel. Gideon further says "as long as ....Muslims throughout the world feel deprived and persecuted {terror will continue}". Sorry, Gideon but you're being simplistic again. Osama in Laden comes from a wealthy Saudi family and he didn't build El Kaida for the sake of the world's deprived and persecuted Muslims. Polemical articles like this with their snide remarks against public figures (Silvan Shalom, Ephraim Levy) don't help.

    from the article: A world path not followed
    First published 00:00 10.07.05 | Last updated 00:00 10.07.05
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