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    • Miche Norman
    • 13.02.10 | 09:43 (IST)

    On the way to my son's ceremony at the end of officer school I stopped on the way at Ben Gurion's hut, the same Ben Gurion who sent Golda into hostile territory in a desparate attempt to avoid war with Transjordan. Bibi's properties in Jerusalem and in Caesarea are not exactly huts and whether Bibi has left every stone unturned in the search for peace is to be frank a moot point. Granted Bibi's son is serving in the spokesman's unit in the IDF which is a vast improvement on Olmert, but like Olmert, Bibi may very well be sending our sons into a battle which could have been avoided without actually risking the lives of his own children. When Ben Gurion went abroad and spoke to audiences he used the opportunity to promote the state - and Bibi well the difference is crystal clear. Ben Gurion was a leader - and Bibi is a follower - Ben Gurion offered Tzena and Bibi offers whatever the polsters tell him will sell - sound bites

    from the article: Is Israeli society strong enough to face the future?
    First published 22:39 11.02.10 | Last updated 10:39 12.02.10
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