Moral Equivalence - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • RP
    • 31.07.06 | 14:48 (IDT)

    On both sides of the border people have fled the falling bombs. The Lebanese middle classes who could not leave on the Western ships have mostly fled to Beirut and beyond. It's the poor and destitute who remain in the south under the IDF's rain of terror and have no choice but to be Hezbollah's "human shield". This vile war is GLOBAL. It's being waged in the media too, and Israel is losing it, day by day as each innocent child dies. Every parent feels their pain and suffering. It was Peter Ustinov who said "Terrorism is the war of the poor and war is terrorism of the rich". With the vast majority of the Israeli population still supporting the war, the moral equivalence of war and terrorism as made clear by Ustinov is perhaps the last thing they want to hear, but it needs to be heard. The supremely stupid act by Hezbollah of entering Israel that started this has it's root cause in the fact that Israel never released Hezbollah prisoners of war. That was equally stupid. NEGOTIATE!!

    from the article: Soldier sentenced to 28 days for refusing to serve in Lebanon
    First published 00:00 30.07.06 | Last updated 00:00 30.07.06
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