Does Exposing the Occupation Harm Israel? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Andy Murray
    • 10.03.06 | 16:06 (IST)

    Not all Israelis think so. I was recently at a lecture by Gideon Levy, in which he said that, although he was a proud and patriotic Israeli, he felt deeply ashamed by what Israel was doing to the Palestinians in the territories. He also felt that it was his patriotic duty to expose the truth because only the truth could save Israel. The sad thing is that many Israelis, including the right-wing lunatics and the messianic settlers, do not subscribe to the universal human rights advocated by organisations such as HaMoked and B'Tselem. They prefer the spin of dehumanization of Palestinians to facing the truth of the brutality of the occupation.

    from the article: Patriotism sans borders
    First published 00:00 10.03.06 | Last updated 00:00 10.03.06
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