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    • 26.11.09 | 17:45 (IST)

    Ari Shavit, you are living in the past with your tales of derring-do. "Before Entebbe" is a long, long time ago, sixteen years after the film Exodus and the song "this land is mine, God gave this land to me". In the 33 years since Entebbe we have learned that God also took the land away from us, sent us into the wilderness and gave us another chance only after we lost a third of our people to a carnage He did nothing to prevent. During those 33 years we learned that our country was not ours alone, that the world is no longer one that juxtaposes domination & civilization and that when empowered, Jews can sink to the same lows as non-Jews. We have used up our credit. Instead of yearning for the time of ancient myths, it's now time to march bravely towards reality.

    from the article: Israel must prove Shalit deal is worth the price
    First published 02:37 26.11.09 | Last updated 11:12 26.11.09
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