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    • Danny
    • 05.06.05 | 17:29 (IDT)

    I agree that it is easy to judge from abroad and I also believe alot of what the IDF did had to be done whilst there were bombings. But alot of Israelis willfully ignore what the settlers and the right-wingers do. It has only been Sharon's plan to pull out of Gaza that has put them on the centre stage. The sickening self-pity, comparing themselves to either the victims of the Shoah or a form of "transfer". Anyone who has dealt with them in the IDF or police knows that they are treated with kid gloves when perpetrating any crime - even a speeding ticket.... The threats of violence to anyone who dares to impose any form of law. Backwards interpretation of "democracy" - apparently the real government is the Likud cental comittee not the Knesset. Whilst not all are gun-toting fanatics, a significant portion are and the non-fanatics tolerate them or are driven out by the fanatics. We've had years of settlers wanting "true" peace, but somehow the whenever something is offered it needs to be "truer". Palestinians need to totally disarm, no attacks whatsoever, no incitement etc BEFORE we can talk. Anti-Israelis don't need more ammo. Mr Frantzes doessn't care what Israelis say, in the absence of any facts he will simply make it up and claim that "censors" are preventing reporting in Israel and anyone with a brain knows this. For example he will take the story, just now blazed all over the European pressm, of "revenge attacks" that occured over three years ago and were reported at the time in Yediot - hardly a "leftist mouthpiece" - and claim that we are not re-reporting it as some sinister censorship. To be frank, I don't care what he or his ilk thinks. The only people who have ever managed to make me ashamed of being Israeli or Jewish are settlers. I am not from Stockhlom, I am from Israel and I don't care what they are doing in Sudan or Iran - at least in this context. The day we need to point at these countries or go "well we are better than Assad" is the day we are truly lost. We should be able to argue the case in our context and our situation without reference to others.

    from the article: Yavin discovered the darkness
    First published 00:00 05.06.05 | Last updated 00:00 04.06.05
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