Klein, Israel is an occupier.... - 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
    • Basil
    • 31.01.10 | 20:01 (IST)

    I can understand Klein's point that Palestinians elected Hamas and Hamas fired rockets and it hurt Israeli civilians. There is a problem with that. Technically, the PLO won a larger percentage of the vote, but was disorganized and weak. I am sure you know why they were weak. Many people who voted for Hamas did so because the PLO was corrupt. It was not to end the peace process, and it's hypocritical of Israelis to mention Hamas when they voted for Ariel Sharon who was alleged to have been connected several massacres of Arabs. Hamas was willing to agree to firing no rockets if Israel would lift the blockade, allow more trucks in with food and that sort of thing. Barak refused to do so. If you say Hamas broke the ceasefire, Israel did as well, and it is allegedy that it was heavily broken on November 4th by Israel. Carter had the impression an increased number of food trucks. So did Hamas. It didn't happen. Civilians are dead on both sides because of both sides.

    from the article: Netanyahu leaning toward probe into alleged Gaza war crimes
    First published 01:43 31.01.10 | Last updated 16:59 31.01.10
Haaretz Headlines
An exposed Hamas tunnel near the Israel border, May 5, 2016.
IDF discovers Hamas tunnel extending from Gaza into Israel for second time in one month

The tunnel is at a depth of 26-28 meters, and the IDF still doesn't know its channel, except for the fact that it starts in Gaza and ends in the southern part of the Gaza border region on the Israeli side.

13:14 05.05.16 | 0 comments
Prime Minister Netanyahu (C), Defense Minister Ya'alon (R) and then-IDF chief Gantz. 2014
Watchdog believes Netanyahu, Ya’alon Kept Israeli Cabinet in the Dark in 2014 Gaza War, sources say

Most ministers in the security cabinet were sidelined and did not receive full information during Operation Protective Edge, according to officials who have seen a draft report by State Comptroller Joseph Shapira.

09:09 05.05.16 | 0 comments
A man carries an injured girl after an airstrike in the rebel held area of old Aleppo, Syria April 2
'Never Again' means Israel must defend Syrians from Assad's slaughter

When Adolf Hitler first sent Jews to die, Europeans and Americans agreed that it was not their problem. Israel may be about to make the same mistake about Assad's killings in Syria.

11:04 05.05.16 | 0 comments
Israeli at Auschwitz
Why Israelis are refusing to send their kids on school trips to Auschwitz

Critics blame the emotional trauma inflicted on teenagers, the high cost imposed on parents, and the nationalist message at the expense of universal values.

10:56 05.05.16 | 0 comments