Is Zionism worth the cost--in the endless suffering? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Can't help wondering
    • 30.05.07 | 16:08 (IDT)

    I've sent this question in about the initial torture story. It is all stomach-turning. I have read accounts (in serious books and articles dating back to the 1960s and 1970s)of Israeli torturers inserting sharp needle-like objects down Palestinian men's penises. Is Zionism worth it to cause such hatred and torture and occupation and displacement of hundreds of thousands to a people, the Arab Palestinians, who were just living peacefully in their homes and on their farms when the invasion -- i.e., "liberate the soil eternally" (cf. Jewish National Fund article and Israel Harel and Meron Benvenisti) -- took place. Has Zionism been worth all this expulsion and conflict and occupation and killing and torture-- on both sides? It seems doubtful. Isn't it time for a one-state democracy and return of the refugees and end of the conflict-- end of Shin Bet torture, occupation, Islamism's extremist replies, all this hell and nightmare?

    from the article: Democracy for Jews only
    First published 00:00 30.05.07 | Last updated 00:00 30.05.07
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