The Rabin State - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Amnon
    • 04.10.05 | 20:59 (IDT)

    It seems to me that both the author and those who have reacted to the article skirt the interesting question. Why is is that the so called left has consistently applied the policies of the so called right. It was the tandem Rabin/Peres which willy nilly started on the road to settlements (Remember Sebastia?). It was Rabin who did not have the political guts to evacuate Hebron after Baruch Goldstein's rampage. It was Ehud Barak who intensified construction in the territories. Either the Rabins and the Baraks did not have the backing of the powers to be in the country, and that says something for Israeli democracy and the differences between left and right, or they did not want to really change things,as it is prisoner of conceptions and embedded opinions, which makes it extremely difficult for them to embark into real reforms in thinking and actions in the field of the relations with our neighbors. On the other hand, the withdrawal from Gaza was made possible by the fact that the real powers to be in the country came to the conclusion that Gaza was indigestible, in the same way that Big Business in the US ended coming on the side of withdrawing from Vietnam in the early 70's.

    from the article: The Rabin state
    First published 00:00 02.10.05 | Last updated 00:00 02.10.05
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