questions - 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
    • victornz
    • 13.04.10 | 04:09 (IDT)

    All tragedy poses questions and all tragedy teaches lessons. But the Shoah does so with an inescapable and unparalleled pointedness. Here are just some of the questions: How did a gang of thugs with an overtly murderous doctrine gain power in a country, justly renowned for its high culture, scholarship, technological expertise and respect for legality? How did the thugs manage to convince millions of ostensibly decent, kindly and often well-educated people to join them in persecuting their fellow citizens and in waging aggressive war against their neighbours? Where did the thugs find the tens of thousands needed to staff the industry of death they established in the territories they conquered? Why did millions look away when they had approximate knowledge, however vague, of what was happening? Perhaps most crucially, if all this could happen in a highly educated, sophisticated, cultured and technologically-advanced country, where could it not happen?? ...more to come

    from the article: The Holocaust isn't just about Jews
    First published 03:18 09.04.10 | Last updated 11:00 09.04.10
Haaretz Headlines
Damage to home in West Bank village of Doma after arson attack leaves toddler dead. July 31, 2015.

Deadly arson surprised few in Israeli security forces

The arson on Friday morning in which a Palestinian infant was burned to death was preceded by attempted attacks, which miraculously failed.

Photo of 18-month-old Palestinian toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha murdered in West Bank arson attack.

'I saw two masked men standing by as they burned'

A relative of the Palestinian family that lost their infant son in a firebomb attack on their home relates his attempts to rescue the victims.

The Kirya, Defense Ministry headquarters in Tel Aviv.

Welcome to the country known as Israeli Securityland

A dystopian tale of a military state, media spins and a whole lot of money.

Hadas Hilzenrat and Rachel Wind.

Canada's 'Jewish ghetto' isn't as bad as it sounds

Departures / Arrivals: Hadas still struggles with the heavy Quebec accent, but her kids know four languages.