This Inglorious Occupation - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Avshalom Beni
    • 01.03.10 | 10:35 (IST)

    No war on Israel and no weapons raining out of Gaza, Lebanon, Syria and Iran can wreak more havoc than this "Inglorious Occupation" on our national soul and pride as a moral Jewish and Zionist nation. It is this Occupation which feeds the flame of Ahmadinejihad's hate machime and gives this tyrant the only legitemacy he can claim before his own oppressed people. It unites the worst oppressors with the most enlightened nations, and we can no longer justify it by turning all criticism into the "War on Amalek". We must end it, BECAUSE IT IS WRONG. Deny the name,"Apartheid" if you will, and call it "security" and "defense" in the name of our inalienable rights and biblical heritage, but in the end we have become what we have feared most.We have become our enemy. Let us end this Occupation, give the Palestinians the same dignity and self determination we demand for ourselves, and get our nation, our country, and our souls back as well. Let's do it for us --- if for no one else than for us.

    from the article: Universities across the globe mark Israeli Apartheid Week
    First published 02:21 01.03.10 | Last updated 19:11 01.03.10
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