Beinart: Obviously all correct. But can we please leave the Bible out of it? Half the problem is the literal interpretation of texts which today have only symbolic value. Michael N: I would say that the Israeli authorities (including the Supreme Court) bear equal responsibility. The government is not merely 'infested'. All its members close their eyes to the implications of settler violence.
Roadside bomb kills five border officers in western Iraq (AP)
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