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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 15.09.09 | 01:43 (IDT)

    The story of the creation of Israel is both epic and heroic. Mr. Burston has produced a fine essay. Asaf Ramon was not a 'hero'. He was just a kid working hard at learning a job. "Of course, in the end, you do give, because you give not because of all these people, but because of the people close to you." - Ilon Ramon Too true. Mr. Netanyahu likes to use the word 'freier' which means a 'chump' or' sucker.' Did the kibbutzniks of the Etzion Bloc seek to be 'hero's' or were they 'freir'? Neither. They were just protecting theirs and their own. "In camp was found a book, the first of the kind I had ever seen, in which I was made a great hero, slaying Indians by the hundreds." - Kit Carson A 'Hero' is in the mind of the beholder. I would not wish to serve with someone intent upon becoming a 'hero'. I might end up dead with him. . .

    from the article: Can there be such a thing as an Israeli hero?
    First published 17:09 14.09.09 | Last updated 17:41 14.09.09
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