Jewish self criticism has always been a two edged sword - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • avrum
    • 09.10.09 | 07:08 (IST)

    It's good that Haaretz and Israel can host profound self criticism freely as exemplified by Gideon Levy's latest diatribe. It might be more credible and valuable if the Palestinians and Arabs as a whole had the same talent for self criticism and tolerance. Anyone comparable to Gideon on the other side who leveled criticism against the hateful, violent, anti semitic campaign the Arabs have been waging for 6 decades would be silenced or killed. That is the irony of Jewish self criticism, it inadvertently supports the enemy, whose hate and intransigence from the beginning is the cause of the mid east conflict. Gideon, shame on you. When will you start to criticism Palestinian's murderous intolerance within their own camp?

    from the article: Only gall and nothing more
    First published 02:55 08.10.09 | Last updated 10:01 08.10.09
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