I heard two news reports on a local Bay Area NPR station a few days ago. The two stories were given equal time and treated with equal severity. One story involved interviews with former child soldiers in Liberia who had been abducted at ages 8-10 by militias. They were trained to hate and kill and then armed. They were forced to publicly kill other children by beating them to death with sticks and then were made to drink their blood and eat their brains. The other story involved a bunch of obnoxious settlers in Hebron who legally purchased a house and moved into it even though it was not in the Jewish section of the city. In the Bay Area, which I do truly love (for reasons other than this), these two stories were treated with equal revulsion. Do you think that this is appropriate? Or, perhaps, is the focus on misdeeds by the Israeli government over blown?
Israeli soldier lightly wounded after being hit by car south of Hebron (Haaretz)
from the article: The wheels did not turn