Gideon Levy....this is not a convincing argument somehow... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Smadar
    • 15.07.10 | 06:53 (IDT)

    First of all, it's possible in my opinion to change a past sociopolitical stance or point of view to that of another or evolved into another when one becomes aware of facts. Our understanding is that PM Netanyahu's background derives from the Irgun-Revisionist political persuasion (heavily in response to European anti-Semitism since late 19th century) and its impact on previous generations before his. He belongs to the generation which believed that strength or aggressive response unto those construed as enemies of one's existence is the only option otherwise its interpreted as weakness which invites further victimization. That debate has never been really settled and indeed that's the reason for individuals' support for right-leaning vs. left-leaning policies. Again, the cliche about his insincerity is already too redundant and who cares as long as the actions speak louder than words. For goodness sake, Netanyahu's background is business from MIT not social work! There are limitations in everyone. When he was asked on CNN's Larry King would he sit with Hamas, for example, he responded that he'd sit with anyone who recognizes his existence and that of the State of Israel for the Jewish people. Given this point, it's the short of it. However, we've seen over the years that PM Netanyahu amalgamates well to the thinking of the Jewish Lobby types and the Sabras on the right.

    from the article: Tricky Bibi
    First published 03:14 15.07.10 | Last updated 03:14 15.07.10
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