The Venice community commemorates the 500th anniversary of the world’s first ghetto with events that include the U.S. Supreme Court justice in a production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice.’13:06 08.02.16 | 1 comments
This article reads like a counsel of despair. Lieberman wants an oath of loyalty from Israeli Arabs and even without that, has suggested evicting ('transferring')border areas heavily populated by Arabs (the 'Little Triangle') to a putative Palestinian state. If he is the pragmatist Benn suggests, the problems of enforcing security in such a state without direct Israeli intervention would surely convince him (ideologically or not) that all the Palestinians would be better off in Jordan, as the Likud right wing already believes. As carrying out such a plan is not feasible, 'pragmatism' flies out of the window. But what convinced me that Benn has lost his (pragmatic) mind is his approval for Liebermann's 'improved' Hebrew accent. Since when is this a criterion for political credibility? Ben GUrion had a strong Russian accent to the end of his life.