Mr. Burston, your humanity is not in doubt - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 21.11.07 | 04:32 (IST)

    Mr. Burston, your humanity is not in doubt. But let us face a fact. Most Israelis are glad that a 'untermench", a 'sub-human" has died because of Israeli action. He probably would have died anyway. But that observation would take away from their joy. What those persons love to imagine is his suffering because they could make him suffer. The man was a "Palestinian", which is different than a "human". A "human" cannot come from Palestine anymore than a "human" in 1941 could be a Jew. I took some umbrage when a Jewish friend of mine named LInda Beckerman told me that the first responsibility of a Jew was to survive. But then I was still ridden by Christian teaching. I understand both positions, and their intersection now - as a much older and I hope wiser man. I do not comprehend why the government of Israel chose to murder a doomed man. That it did so condemned Israel in a fashion that only a decent person could comprehend.

    from the article: Dying of occupation - a case of cancer and the Israeli right
    First published 00:00 19.11.07 | Last updated 00:00 19.11.07
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