... anyone's characterization of my opinion as demonization. I reserve the right, as a citizen of humanity, to criticize any government or nation that I feel misbehaves (including my own). By punishing the average Gazan, rather than Hamas, I strongly feel Israel is doing the wrong thing, both morally and from a practical standpoint. If Levy wants to believe I am demonizing his country by saying so, he has a right to his opinion - but it does not make it true. This Fortress Israel mentality that seems to pervade the Israeli right seems to be approaching open paranoia. It is a sad spectacle.
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from the article: In response to Bernard-Henri Levy