Settler apologists not making sense - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Dov
    • 06.08.07 | 23:12 (IDT)

    First you say that the majority of Israel is now opposed to the Disengagement, as a way to argue that the government's treatment of the evicted settlers is not approved by most Israelis. But then you also try to blame the problems of the evacuees on the fact that the country doesn't support them. Which is it--do most Israelis support the settler movement, or oppose it? Also, there is no comparison between the settlers and citizens inside Israel proper, even in the kibbutzim. The settlers were given the land and the housing and everything they needed to build their lives and businesses in return for serving a role that carried risks. Since these risks were known, it is hard to feel sympathy now that things didn't work out. As painful as it must have been for them, you can't reasonably expect a state of 6 million people to tailor its future to meet the needs of 10,000, or even 300,000.

    from the article: The never-ending evacuation
    First published 00:00 05.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 05.08.07
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