It's what a sane Israeli government would do. But then Israel has Bibi's bunch of extremists instead. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Michael UK
    • 23.11.10 | 11:03 (IST)

    It would be a sane gesture. Israel could still maintain that it was basically in the right, but it would be saying that mistakes were made on both sides that night. That would be a sane message to send out. But Bibi's government is not into sane messages. Bibi's government prefers to send out the message 'we are 100 per cent right, you're 100 per cent wrong and if you continue to disagree with us you're our enemy'. That's how it's responded to almost everyone who disagrees with it and it's no surprise therefore that the list of people of Israel's opponents gets longer by the day and the list of its friends gets shorter.

    from the article: Israel should compensate Gaza flotilla victims
    First published 02:45 23.11.10 | Last updated 02:45 23.11.10
Haaretz Headlines
DLD conference in Tel Aviv, September 8, 2015.
Is Startup Nation fraying at the edges?

South Korea just pushed Israel out of the No. 1 spot for research and development spending. Israel needs to do more to keep up the pace of innovation.

15:37 12.02.16 | 0 comments
The synagogue at Bahad 1.
How many synagogues does IDF need?

The IDF has seen an unprecedented growth in synagogues, most of it with foreign funds; meanwhile, non-Jewish soldiers suffice with praying in improvised shacks.

16:01 12.02.16 | 0 comments
Labor Party leader Isaac Herzog at his party's convention in Tel Aviv, February 7. 2016.
Israeli Labor Party convention demonstrates deception of highest order

Nearly every delegate at the Tel Aviv conference is happy to declare their belief in the two-state solution, and to explain why it's not yet possible.

18:45 11.02.16 | 0 comments
Haitham Saada's schoolmates stream into the banquet hall in the town of Halhul, north of Hebron.

'We're not a nation of terrorists. We're only trying to defend our country'

Friends and family describe Haitham Saada as a smart and gentle boy – and now a martyr, too. What led up to the Palestinian 14-year-old's death by IDF gunfire one Friday afternoon? His loved ones may never find out.