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    • david
    • 12.03.06 | 05:29 (IST)

    It is extraordinary to me that the Israelis must deal constant attacks on their children by a group of genocidal maniacs and yet the Israeli public continues to demand that their government and military do everything it can to limit deaths of Palestinian civilians. The Palestinians seethe with rage and hate. The only difference between the Palestinians and the Hutus in Rwanda is opportunity but Israel must not sink to their level. Israelis need to judge themselves by their own standards not the standards of their enemies. Compassion for Palestinian civilians separates Israelis from the terrorists. Groups like HaMoked and B'Tselem make Israel stronger and better, not weaker.

    from the article: Patriotism sans borders
    First published 00:00 10.03.06 | Last updated 00:00 10.03.06
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