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    • peter
    • 08.11.07 | 18:50 (IST)

    The 1 million dollar prize is given by the PMO's office, so while villifying PM Olmert is the flavour of the day there are a few points to ponder. 1) Olmert could have arranged to NOT give Grossman his prize. 2) Grossman could have refused his prize and maintained his principles. 3) Olmert could allow Grossman to receive it, and David would swallow his principle and accept it while grand-standing and not "shake" Olmert's hand. Well door number 3 was picked and the honourable one in the exchange gets the garbage thrown at him. plus ca change... The beauty of Israel..diverse, open, free, can snub the PM and walk away the "hero". Contrast this to our neighbors...whew....talk about snakes.

    from the article: Author David Grossman snubs Olmert upon receiving prize
    First published 00:00 07.11.07 | Last updated 00:00 07.11.07
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