Routine brutality and its secondary effects - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 03.08.06 | 12:41 (IDT)

    The country's easy acceptance also of the prolonged confinement to shelters of residents in the north and the government's unpreparedness for this resulting in its nonchalant reliance on its citizens' charitable instincts to palliate this and other increasingly grave social problems. Those revolted by events like Kana and the UNIFIL post are quickly soothed by a complicit media into thinking that "the world" (in practice only the USA) understands Israel and that mistakes happen. In doing this we have invented a reality that is not reality. Vilified Europe exemplifies a bloodsoaked region that has elaborated a formula for avoiding war that has served them well for over 60 years. Instead of interesting ourselves in it, we hack away with what can only bring more of the same untold miseries.

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    First published 00:00 03.08.06 | Last updated 00:00 03.08.06
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