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    • Shelley
    • 30.07.11 | 02:02 (IDT)

    Have you noticed how many Lovers of Israel have to compare it, its laws, its treatment of Palestinians, to other places, and other situations? Why can't they just look at the situation objectively, and ask the questions about the morality or the point of the case at issue. For the man in jail, it is hardly relevant to tell him that someone else in , say , Mogadishu, is having it worse. The rhetoric is clearly a way to an exculpatory dialogue with oneself that convinces no one but the person trying to square it with his conscience.

    from the article: Progressive Jews should not give up on Israel
    First published 02:19 29.07.11 | Last updated 02:19 29.07.11
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