Addiction: Denial is not a River in Egypt - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Declan Montgomery
    • 18.03.10 | 11:16 (IST)

    The analogy Gideon makes with addiction is the hard to deny. Israel demonstrates all the classic symptoms; rabid denial, blaming, victimhood, pathological lying,hysterical justification etc, But the analogy might go too far in absolving responsibilty for the addicts actions. It is clear that Israel's settlement policy receives support only from fanatics and a few American Christian extremists - both of whose hold on reality, let alone morality is questionable . This alone should make the rational sit up and think, and importantly in a democratic society, protest against the actions of their gov.t. There are multiple victims of this settlement policy; Israeli democracy, America's reputation as a stalwart of justice, ME stability and those whose land is stolen.Israel and the US need to address all of these to achieve recovery.

    from the article: U.S. tough love is the kind Israel needs
    First published 04:56 18.03.10 | Last updated 10:52 18.03.10
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