I have since read some of these posts, and every shade of opinion has been expressed. Basically, Gideon, as a Jew, is trying to express the basic premise that we were strangers in Egypt for 400 years, and that we were to learn from that, in our bones even, the meaning of adversity. So I would say that he is coming from there, that the Jew should fight any kind of oppression, intolerance or totalitarian point of view. This can make you into a voice in the wilderness. And that is why Haaretz is still publishing him. But, baruch hashem, G-d did take us out of Egypt, gave us the Torah as the rule book as to how to lead our lives, before we entered the Land, so we have to respect also what G-d gave us. I know he can't stand the idea of what the army has to do, and the casualties that are incurred by the innocent. It's not "Jewish" to kill innocents. The State has to defend itself, and he wants to change those parameters, so that Israel will no longer be the "oppressor". And what of Amalek?
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