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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 26.12.07 | 04:45 (IST)

    Do I believe most Israelis want to be "honest" enough to exterminate the Palestinians? No. Most of them do not wish to exterminate the Palestinians. But most of them are not willing to oppose those who do. Such is the moral dilemma of Israel today. The "Settlers" control Israeli politics and want a Greater Israel which must contain no sub-humans such as Palestinians, or even Israeli Arabs. So long as those 'Settlers" and their political allies control Israel then there can be no honest way of denying what the goals of Israeli society are, not matter how many Israelis strongly disagree. Lots of Germans disagreed with the Third Reich and it's goals. That did not prevent the Holocaust. The great moral threat to Israel today is not that MOST Israelis wish to exterminate the Palestinians, but rather that MOST Israelis are affraid to oppose the extermination of the Palestinians as long as it is justified by "national defense." Which is about the position of most Germans in 1939.

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    First published 00:00 26.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 26.12.07
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