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    • Swiss (Dino)
    • 15.09.09 | 10:42 (IDT)

    To become a "local hero" is not really that difficult, all it takes is to impress your fellow compatriots by showing your skills, talent or charme. It takes much, much more to become a "real hero", which is also admired and respected by people abroad. That will always require a special amount of courage and sense of humanity (Mandela, Gandhi etc...). Unfortunately soldier Ramon didn't have the time anymore to become a "real hero". Who knows, maybe he would have been the man, who would have convinced his fellow compatriots that it will require a readyness for compromise on all the 3 core issues in order to make peace with the Arabs....??? Or maybe he would have been the man, who would have stepped into the footsteps of the current governement and forced the "Greater Israel" project at any costs....??? We simply don't know that with certainty. And that is not soldier Ramon's fault.

    from the article: Can there be such a thing as an Israeli hero?
    First published 17:09 14.09.09 | Last updated 17:41 14.09.09
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