Israel can only depend on itself - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • CEE Observer
    • 16.04.13 | 10:04 (IDT)

    Self-reliance is indeed a virtue, to be admired and recommended, but an individual, ANY and EVERY individual, must learn how to co-exist, which means that we must find commonly acceptable norms against which to assess an appropriate structure and ethos for such co-existence. My point, therefore, is that no entity can, or indeed should, expect that the rest of humanity will always march to the dune oi his/her drummer. Israel has lots of reasons for legitimate complaint, vis-a-vis other third parties, - and you did indeed live among quite a few undesirable immediate neighbors, but you have a tendency to expect that the rest of the world still "owes" you because of the Holocaust, and it just won't wash any longer. Israel itself MUST, repeat, MUST make some progress of its own.

    from the article: Israel can only depend on itself
    First published 09:45 16.04.13 | Last updated 09:45 16.04.13
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