A potential hero - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • MarkC
    • 14.09.09 | 20:00 (IDT)

    A hero is someone who performs a defining act of courage and self-sacrifice for the sake of others. In this limited sense, I would not call Assaf Ramon a hero, which is not to denigrate him in any way - he was an able, admirable, and patriotic young man. The tragedy is that he did not live long enough to demonstrate heroism. Heroism requires not just the man, but the act. Certainly, he was a potential hero, which is more than most of us can say.

    from the article: Can there be such a thing as an Israeli hero?
    First published 17:09 14.09.09 | Last updated 17:41 14.09.09
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