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    • tom s
    • 03.11.09 | 04:54 (IST)

    "So willing is Siegman to disavow any legitimate feelings on the part of Israelis, that he suggests that that their worst fears - of Iran, of rocket attacks, of world isolation and abandonment - not only are baseless, but are also a source of consolation:" I think Siegman has a point, if this is indeed what he actually thinks. Iran isn;t going to attack Israel, but it will be more likely to if Israel/the US attacks it first. The best way to end rocket attacks from Gaza is to do what you can to allow some semblance of normal life there. World isolation is coming as a direct result of the unattractive appearance of Israeli policy. And abandonment is what some Jews appear to think is their lot in life anyway as Jews, a proud burden they must bear. These fears do look like a source of consolation, a ghetto of wounded pride in the mind. The question of "legitimacy" is a red herring. All feelings are legitimate in that they are truly and honestly felt.

    from the article: Why do Israelis dislike Barack Obama?
    First published 17:13 02.11.09 | Last updated 23:42 03.11.09
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