The headlines this week reeked of déjà vu, reminiscent of previous confrontations and intifadas, as conditions on the ground in Gaza are becoming more and more similar to those that preceded the 2014 war.19:05 05.02.16 | 4 comments
The unreasoned hysterical criticism (as opposed to valid reasoned criticism) of actions in the latest war are a consequence of the usual left wing attitude towards anything Zionist and the right wing's seeking revenge on those individuals, starting with Ehud Olmert, who were involved in the withdrawal from Gaza. That the extreme left and extreme right find themselves in a partnership against the center is not all that unusual. That the press finds their outrageous behavior more news worthy and thus over-reports it, is also not unexpected. But I had expected something better from the quality press like Ha'aretz.