Some motherly advice for Mr Benn - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Morris Valentine
    • 16.09.09 | 06:45 (IDT)

    '... [Israel] will have to take into account whether the world will give [it] another opportunity for a severe, crushing response.' - Aluf Benn No, Mr Benn. The world is not the master of Israel's foreign policy. And if it were, Israel would have been over-run, and its Jews pushed into the Sea, decades ago. And would the world have even batted an eyelash in respose? I'm never amazed to find people who deny Israel's legitimacy; but I do confess surprise at finding Israeli Jews expressing opinions like yours: so tentative, so apologetic, about asserting Israel's right to determine its own destiny. I'll give you some advice my mum gave me as I was growing up: stand up straight, and don't stoop! MV

    from the article: In wake of UN Gaza probe, how can Israel go to war again?
    First published 01:29 16.09.09 | Last updated 15:52 16.09.09
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