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    • david wolkinson
    • 02.08.10 | 03:08 (IDT)

    This is so comical it is almost not worth commenting on. The same man who calls the prime minister a traitor, suggests that critics of Ramon are part of the new "McCarthyist" element in Israel. This is so sad and reflects a fundamental misunderstanding of both U.S. history and contemporary Israeli politics. Furthermore, the author's understanding that a conversation that is private can not be a criminal act belies even the most basic understanding of any civilized criminal justics system. Was Nixon innocent because his cover up exclusively involved "private conversations?" How about spies, are they innocent? After all, theire reports are generally sent through "private channels." In fact most of the accusations against Ehud Olmert are that he engaged in a range of criminal acts during private conversations. Private conversation are not a defense to criminal activity. The vitriol with which the author writes about Bibi, and any critic of author's political point of view, shades his entire analysis and leads to a frankly laughable column.

    from the article: Ramon was right
    First published 00:55 01.08.10 | Last updated 00:55 01.08.10
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