What we choose not to see - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Dani Reiss
    • 24.07.06 | 11:20 (IDT)

    Ilan Shahar is right. Our hearts grieve for the fallen and with their survivors. But casualties are part of war, and one reason we don't rush to battle over every little thing. Contempt for the enemy began before cheap labor. Abandoned Arab villages never existed. Existant Arab villages are unlisted. 20% of our population is invisible. So are the steady, bloody stream of victims of domestic violence and road accidents, as if "domestic" and "accident" make them less gruesome. So let's not get all sentimental and finicky when push comes to shove and we have to go to war.

    from the article: Not dying in vain
    First published 00:00 24.07.06 | Last updated 00:00 24.07.06
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