having the ability to persevere or change course wisely - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • bar kochma
    • 15.09.09 | 07:32 (IDT)

    One of the essential qualities of heroes is the ability to persevere or change course appropriately. This, ironically, is shared by many villains, so what distinguishes the two? The effects on other people in the long run. Bibi may end up a hero if he can reverse direction of himself and the state on the issues with the Palestinians. And the religious settlers and Rabbinate, for all their self righteousness pretensions, may be the villains in the mid east driving a process that is both illegal and against Halacha and ultimately damages the cause of peace. . Anyone who actually promotes peace is heroic, and anyone whose actions delay it is evil. "By their fruits ye shall know them." Simple, but not easy.

    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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