Has reason no longer a voice? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Robert
    • 16.03.07 | 13:31 (IST)

    As every article critical of any official Israeli policy or action does, this one will no doubt draw hundreds of comments both for and against, 99% of which will fundamentally ignore the existential reality of either the Israeli or the Palestinian persepctive. Until both sides accept that neither the Israeli Jews nor the Arab Palestinians are going anywhere now or in the forseeable future, dialogue is completely futile. Yet, this article is an example of two important things to consider. The first is that an article of this nature has little or no chance of even being written in the United States, much less being published. Pro-Israeli lobbyists and advocacy groups would see that any paper publishing such stories critical of the government of Israel are labeled as anti-semetic at best, or as holocaust denying supporters of genocide at worst. Thus, U.S. support remains fully behind Israel and as long as that is the case, the UN, human rights groups, international opinion, don't matter

    from the article: IDF troops conduct takeover drills in Palestinian village
    First published 00:00 16.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 16.03.07
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