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    • J Thomas
    • 04.10.09 | 23:28 (IST)

    I saw a documentary in which a german commander had killed a collection of jews who were resisting arrest, and then found their children and had them killed too. He said, "Why should we allow them to grow up to take revenge? They are inevitably our enemies." It has reached the point that palestinians are inevitably enemies of israel. Never mind whose fault it is, it is at that point. Why should israelis let any of them survive, when they will do whatever they can to hurt israel? This logic will become clearer each year. No one has a decent alternative. The best choice is that israel should pay palestinians enough reparations to make up for the last 60 years, and then when palestinians attack as hard as they can, hit back only that hard and no harder, and accept that level of attack and response for the indefinite future. At that point the blame will appear equal. It is a moral trap with no good way out. Individual israelis who don't want that choice should make a new life elsewhere.

    from the article: Goldstone's Gaza probe did Israel a favor
    First published 01:11 01.10.09 | Last updated 00:59 02.10.09
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