DAVID GROSSMAN: ONCE AGAIN IN HEADLINES - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • YITZCHAK YELLIN
    • 31.08.10 | 14:29 (IDT)

    David Grossman continues to lead the attack on the democracy of Israel. Why is he involved in the Ariel debate when he is an armchair moralist? David Grossman’s condemnation of our government’s shortcomings in anticipating the reaction of the wolves in sheep’s clothing aboard the flotilla, was his preemptive attack on the case before all the facts were in. His remarks at that time were somewhat disingenuous when compared to his quoted praise of the American Colony bookstore that used his name in a recent Haaretz ad. Doesn't Grossman know about what he calls the” Best Bookstore in the Middle East,” that it was filled with every English book written to deny the holocaust and to attack the legitimacy of the Jewish State, at least it was so the last time I visited the bookstore! Do Paul Findley, David Irving and Noam Chomsky speak to the soul of David Grossman!? Was David Grossman so interested in supporting the American Colony Hotel Bookstore that he has forgotten that he also owes at least the benefit of a doubt to his own words that pummel the decision makers behind what he always seems to interpret as the mistakes of the Government of Israel. Why can’t David Grossman say “My Country right or wrong; when right to be kept right, but when wrong to made right” and then wait for all the facts to be in? David Grossman is a part of the “lynch mob,” similar to Yossi Sarid’s ad hominem “seven idiots” remark about the inner cabinet. We now know the truth about the IHH, “humanitarian relief [sic] fund.” If David Grossman is capable of calling the American Colony Bookstore, “the Best,” with its rich displays of Holocaust Denier authors, then I question all his judgments about Ariel, about the flotilla charade, and his animosity towards any subject that might be right of radical liberal chic. Why don't we ever hear from the Yehoshuas, Sarids, Grossmans, et al, about the times they made mistakes in their elevated judgments. Teshuva is not about gases; it is about gut reactions that were mistakes. Yitzchak Yellin Netanya Israel

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