For Israelis they are heroes - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • mehmet
    • 15.09.09 | 00:06 (IDT)

    and rightly so...But mind you, only for Israelis and some non-israeli jews... They were probably both good people who did a high-risk job not for money but for passion and idealism and anyone should be apploaded for that, be it an Israeli, Iranian or Palestinian. Death of an astronaut or a 21 years old is a tragedy. Yet for someone non-israeli and non-zionist who sees the enormous amount of pain inflicted on the Palestinians by the IDF and IAF it is practically impossible to consider any member of the IDF (apart from the refusniks and a few isolated cases, see below) as heroes, it is an impossibility. This does not mean that I cannot consider foreign soldiers as heros. For example the Soviet soldiers and officers who defended Leningrad and fought in Stalingrad during WWII are heros for me. Also, a few years back an IDF soldier had stopped another soldier who crazily had opened fire on the Palestinian civilians with no reason.I think that IDF soldier who stopped that lunatic was a hero.

    from the article: Can there be such a thing as an Israeli hero?
    First published 17:09 14.09.09 | Last updated 17:41 14.09.09
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