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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 06.05.07 | 07:49 (IDT)

    So this is where Israel ends up. The last 'old man' of the founding generation is a big wimp unwilling to save the nation from the incompetents that grew to shrubhood in the shadow of the founding generation. Here is a man who could step in for a few years to give a third generation of Israeli politicians to come to grips with the problems of the 21st century instead of the ghosts of the past. And he is - as now I must accept he always was - too much a wimp to tackle the job. Israel finds it in a world which is not the world of 1948-1973. It is not the world of 1973-2003. It is the 21st century. And everything that Israel has attempted since 1981 has failed and turned into ashes. There must be Israelis who can cope with the post War of Independence, post Yom Kippur War and, post Second Lebanon War world. The nation needs them now, the last member of the Post War of Independence generation has failed them as miserabely as the last post Yom Kippur war politicians have.

    from the article: Livni, Olmert vow to keep working together despite her resignation call
    First published 00:00 06.05.07 | Last updated 00:00 06.05.07
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