Israel won the street brawl, but is losing the peace. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Michael
    • 15.10.09 | 11:34 (IST)

    Since 1948, it's like we've been watching a street brawl where you know both parties have grievances. To begin with the Pals got all their mates from Egypt, Syria etc. to gang up on Israel. And naturally we all supported Israel. Then gradually, one by one the Pals' friends were knocked out of the brawl by Israel's superior fighting, leaving just Israel and the Pals. The Pals struggled on feebly, using some dirty moves in the form of terrorism, but it became gradually clear that the Pals could not fatally hurt Israel. Today, we're left with the end of the brawl, where Israel is sitting on top of a Palestine that has given up entirely and is just lying there. This is the part in a street brawl where you expect the winner to get off the defeated. Instead Israel's just sittng there, going through the Pals' pockets stealing land. And almost all onlookers have switched support to the Pals.

    from the article: Ari Shavit / Israel needs legitimacy to wage war and peace
    First published 03:11 15.10.09 | Last updated 04:32 15.10.09
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