"Caught under fire, he sang a new tune"... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ben Alofs
    • 21.11.12 | 19:54 (IST)

    If you read his articles well, you would have known that Gideon has sympathy for ALL people, irrespective of who they are or where they come from, when they are the innocent victims of violence beyond their control. Gideon is indeed a vociferous critic of Israeli government policy and of the racism pervading Israeli society, but he is able to show empathy for his fellow Israelis and for Palestinians as human beings. Any decent person would want to see an end to this war, but a cease-fire without a political solution that sees justice done on both sides, especially on the Palestinian side, is bound to lead to further rounds of violence, in which innocent people usually are the prime victims. It is with THESE people that Gideon Levy always has empathised. This piece was not Gideon Levy singing "a new tune". It was actually vintage Gideon Levy.

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