What a curious state of affairs - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 18.02.10 | 01:41 (IST)

    What a curious state of affairs. I don't remember Abba Eban, Yigal Allon, Moshe Dayan, or even Yitzhak Shamir deliberately snubbing a large percentage of American Jews, much less the majority. I can't even imagine Shimon Peres doing it, or David Levy. Now it is considered not only acceptable but admirable for Israeli Foreign Ministers and their deputies to offend any nation, any group, anyone that they wish. It isn't even the malice that shows the worst of these Netanyahu men, it is the glee and his approval. Why does Israel consider it necessary to offend for the pure pleasure of offending? That is really crazy behavior.

    from the article: U.S. lawmakers in Israel 'puzzled' by Ayalon boycott
    First published 17:31 17.02.10 | Last updated 20:04 17.02.10
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