They didn't want us to speak to ordinary people... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • allang
    • 09.01.10 | 13:24 (IST)

    They didn't want us to speak to ordinary people... Really... quelle surprise and why would that be... exactly. What was Hamas afraid of... after all, these activists didn't come to Gaza to expose corruption or injustice. They came with good will and Palestinian aspiration in mind. They wanted to demonstrate that the Israeli siege was the root cause of the suffering. Something, Amira Hass has devoted a good part of her journalistic life. So what morbid tales would these ordinary people tell... anyway. You know... anyone reading this sophomoric attempt at reportage, can't help but notice that Ms. Hass has no ability what so-ever to decode the larger context. The simple fact that Hamas and the society it stands for... must be first be dragged, while screaming and convulsing into the 21st century.

    from the article: Pro-Gaza activists under siege - imposed by Egypt and Hamas
    First published 21:51 07.01.10 | Last updated 12:56 08.01.10
Haaretz Headlines
Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a cabinet meeting

PM criticized IDF deputy's Holocaust speech in conversation with Ya'alon

Yair Golan published a letter of clarification a few hours after Netanyahu requested it from Ya'alon. 'He was mistaken in his comments and it's good he fixed them,' Netanyahu's associates say.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu speaks during a news conference at his ruling AK Party headqu

Turkish PM to resign amid rumored Erdogan rift

Ahmet Davutoglu calls for party unity, says he will never utter a word against Erdogan.

Illustration by Daniel Goldfarb

How the on-campus BDS brawl is turning Jewish students off Israel

Assailed from both sides, many Jewish students at California universities say they're afraid to get involved in the increasingly heated debate over Israel.

Members of IfNotNow march through the streets of Washington, D.C.

IfNotNow doesn’t deserve the support of left-leaning Jews

IfNotNow and its co-founder Simone Zimmerman challenge U.S. Jews to end the occupation. But they won't answer this basic question: Do you support a Jewish and democratic state in Israel, alongside a Palestinian state? And if not, why not?