Ben Alof - Rafah crossing - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Avrum
    • 05.05.07 | 15:12 (IDT)

    I have not been to the Rafah crossing. I am sure that it is not a pleasant experience. But again it all comes down to the attitude of the Palestinians. I have read many times that when the crossing is open there is chaos. I have it easy living here in Canada. As an example this morning I will drive 2 hours with my family into the USA . I will politely bring my passport along with the thousands of other Canadians crossing the border. I will be questioned about the purpose of my visit and within 2 minutes I will be on my way. Because there is a trust between our 2 countries. But just let some crazy Canadian try to smuggle dangerous goods into the USA and those borders will be shut in an instant. Sorry Ben ..that is the reality of Israel and her neigbours. When the Palestinians become menschen Rafah will become the paradise crossing.

    from the article: Ignoring the chaos
    First published 00:00 04.05.07 | Last updated 00:00 04.05.07
Haaretz Headlines
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and United States President Barack Obama

NYT: Netanyahu, Obama's tense relations hinder aid deal

'There’s a unique place of pique for the Israelis in certain places in the administration' hovering over negotiations, expert tells New York Times.

Zac Goldsmith, the Conservative Party candidate for London mayor.

London mayoral candidate forced to run nasty campaign against Muslim frontrunner

Zac Goldsmith is badly trailing Labour candidate Sadiq Khan in the polls. With the May 5 election just a week away, it is time for extreme measures.

The Turkish national flag is seen as protesters shout slogans on Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul.

What young Turks think about Israel

New study finds Turks' perception of Israel as a military ally is losing ground, and the ambition to become 'Western' has been replaced with the desire to form a bridge between two worlds.

The mother of murdered Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khedeir

Why Palestinians celebrate their martyrs instead bewailing their deaths

Despite the singular features of Palestinian mourning, what ultimately stands out in Dr. Maram Masarwi’s new book is the human, universal similarity between Arab and Jewish loss.