agree with Ms Hass but not with her pesimism - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • reuben
    • 05.05.10 | 14:12 (IDT)

    Yes, Ms Hass is right, it is not only Netanyahu and the settlers, there is also a whole bureaucratic structure that benefits from the status quo (occupation, etc), and want it to continue. As opposed to the defiance of the "hard" right, they mostly work quietly behind the scenes. However, such a pervasive bureaucracy, such powerful vested interests working for a preservation of an entrenched status quo also existed in all the ex-communist countries before 1989. Their existence could not prevent the Berlin wall from falling, and after it fell they simply moved on and adapted. Once the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza ends, the retired ex-IDF man playing "security consultant" for the settlers will find a job as "security consultant" for some rich sheikh in the gulf (and will actually make more $$$).

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