Aluf Benn, the Left was merely a device for assuaging guilt. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Leftfoot Combo
    • 28.06.07 | 22:01 (IDT)

    "It may be possible to hide the Palestinians behind a separation fence, but it is impossible to relinquish control over them. Everyone shares this conclusion, in all the camps and across the political spectrum." Aluf Benn, do you mean literally everyone? Has the putative Left in Israel died and gone to the afterlife, or was it always simply a figment, a phantom, a front for assuaging guilt? There is a very strong case to be made for the hypothesis that the political Left in Israel, as advocates for peace and some kind of justice, has never existed. Just look at Shimon Perez. But if it did have a real embodiment in the past, the Left surely was assasinated with Rabin the realist general. So what can we expect from the Land of Crazy Foxes, led by the likes of the oafish Tigger? Not peace and justice, that's for sure. One way or another, Israel is going to withdraw to the Green Line and let the Palestinians live in peace.

    from the article: No one to give them back to
    First published 00:00 28.06.07 | Last updated 00:00 28.06.07
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