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    • 12.10.12 | 17:49 (IST)

    "I went to Kibbutz Rosh Hanikra in the 1950s and experienced the transcendent feeling of working in the banana groves − without noticing that in order to plant the banana trees, I was uprooting olive trees, thousands of years old, of a Palestinian village." The olive tree is one of the classic associations with the Land of Israel in traditional Jewish iconography and yet the Jews uproot them and the Arabs maintain them... But Israel in its different guises uproots olive trees and continues to do so... What kind of Eretz Yisrael is that?

    from the article: Jerusalem-born thinker Meron Benvenisti has a message for Israelis: Stop whining
    First published 17:03 11.10.12 | Last updated 17:03 11.10.12
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