The questions are asked in the wrong order! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • LS
    • 07.10.12 | 13:57 (IST)

    European governments are not the only ones who stop short of applying more then symbolic pressure on Israel. Even Jewish peace organisations - certainly in the diaspora - who seek a 2-state settlement generally hold fire on adopting any initiative which goes beyond voicing their opposition. Why - because the first thing they ask themselves is whether it would divide Jews at home. Almost always they decide it will and fail to even ask the second question, how will it help to move the government towards ending the occupation. What a shame that the order of the questions is not switched around.

    from the article: Diamonds from Africa, ginger from the settlements
    First published 01:59 07.10.12 | Last updated 01:59 07.10.12
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