Ignorance, ignorance, ignorance! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • LS
    • 21.07.13 | 12:48 (IDT)

    My experience in talking to fellow Jews is that although they do not support the occupation, they genuinely believe that Israel would make peace if it could and that the government surely acts in the country's best interest. When I say that the Israel they know, that the Israel that entered the Oslo talks in good faith, has changed beyond recognition, I am simply met with disbelief. They visit Israel and when they see the ultra-orthodox in Jerusalem they view them as an interesting side-show for the tourists' camera, on the Golan Heights they peer at Israel's hostile neighbours and see them as the only enemy, in Tel Aviv they enjoy the beach and night-life. Try talking to these people about the implosion that has occurred within Israel - with the control now being wielded by the extreme right - and I am simply viewed as a trouble-maker. Jews suffered a genocide therefore if Israel could make peace it would. That it actually might not want to, that there are now sufficient religious and nationalist extremists to control policy - I am talking rubbish!

    from the article: European Jews have failed their duty
    First published 17:38 18.07.13 | Last updated 17:38 18.07.13
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