Sam #75 Not Just to Be Polite - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 11.01.07 | 17:30 (IST)

    I admit that we Israelis tend to be brusque, rough at the edges, and occationally full of chutzpah. But in the cases of Syria and Meshal, Olmert has a much greater reason to answer positively, politely knock on the door, or initiate talks than to simply prove himself polite. There is a lot more is at stake here than Olmert's reputation as a well-mannered person. What is needed here in addition to good manners is some initiative, some vision, and some courage. If Olmert had those things, he could afford to be a bit rude, but he doesn't.

    from the article: PM dismisses Meshal comments that Israel's existence is a reality
    First published 00:00 11.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 11.01.07
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