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    • 23.10.11 | 19:49 (IST)

    Let us return to respect for each other, not add polarizing repudiation of each other. The decisions that affect Israel's future and the safety of its citizens belong ENTIRELY to the Israeli citizenry. In terms of painful decisions, those where the ideal answer doesn't exist, neither diaspora Jewry nor Israeli pundits should demonize those who have different views. For us outside Israel, Gilad Shalit felt as if he were our son too. Yet we feel the same care and responsibility about each young Israeli person. It is legitimate to question the anguished decision, valid to worry that a specific decision may increase rather than decrease the risk for others. None, absolutely none, inside Israel or outside should lack regard for the seriousness of those who have different views. And worry as I and others do about rewarding blackmail, all must agree that the Israeli government, as the chosen representation of Israeli citizenry, has the ultimate responsibility for decisions. Do not encourage blackmail, but also do NOT add to divisiveness within our common community.

    from the article: The new U.S. Zionist: Israel-bashing, made kosher
    First published 16:14 23.10.11 | Last updated 16:14 23.10.11
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