KINGS OR COURIERS OF KINGS (Franz Kafka) - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Steve of Mevaserret
    • 18.02.10 | 06:50 (IST)

    "They were offered the choice between becoming kings or the couriers of kings. The way children would, they all wanted to be couriers. Therefore there are only couriers who hurry about the world shouting to each other--since there are no kings--messages that have become meaningless." When Israel evacuated Gaza, the people of Gaza could have chosen peace and imported building materials, instead they chose Hamas with its declaration of Israel's destruction and importation of Iranian rockets. Kafka ends his parable: "They would like to put an end to this miserable life of theirs, but they dare not because of their oaths of service."

    from the article: Pro-Mideast in America: Getting past 'Pro-Israel' and 'Pro-Palestine'
    First published 10:26 17.02.10 | Last updated 16:01 17.02.10
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