We can't afford not to care. - 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
    • sg
    • 15.06.07 | 20:32 (IDT)

    In fairness, the media here haven't exactly been covering this 24/7 either and there's been even less about Lebanon. We do get more about Iraq because Americans are involved, very little about Darfur, but more about Paris Hilton. I don't get it myself. Maybe it's a lack of gravitas in general, or maybe people just don't know what to do. It's easier to fiddle while Rome burns than to confront and engage difficult, taxing problems. We have many: the environment, the global economy, regional wars and conflicts and terrorism. But we've got to summon the will to do the dirty work. We've got to find the compassion to keep caring about Palestinian civilians, and about the people dying in Lebanon, Iraq and Darfur and beyond. Somehow, money must be raised, forces mustered to at least ensure humanitarian needs are met. And at some point the EU, the UN, G8, the Arabs themselves, must realize there really are dark forces and align themselves with those trying to fight them.

    from the article: The bystanders
    First published 00:00 15.06.07 | Last updated 00:00 15.06.07
Haaretz Headlines
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

PLO officials: Reports Abbas is retiring are premature

Despite the Palestinian president's sense 'that everyone abandoned him, particularly the U.S.,' observers see no imminent move on his part.

A pro-Israel demonstration in New York's Times Square

What division? Jews united over Iran deal

Not only are left and right in Israel united in opposition to Obama's compact of appeasement; the deal has made bedfellows of an astonishing array of Jewish organizations in America.

Palestinian workers stand under a shelter

You love Israel and hate occupation. What do you do?

There's a certain freedom in a time of extremism and obsession and chaos. Freedom to chart a new course. Freedom to love Israel. Freedom to help undo what it's done in your name.

Georgia O'Keeffe

How Isaiah gave Hebrew its word for vagina

If St Jerome and other experts are right, Israelis may have thought that 'pot' meant vulva, but actually they were saying cup. Or forehead. Or maybe something else.