While the spelling may be slightly different, the views could not be more divergent. And Yaakov not only spells his name out in longer form, his argument is likewise fuller. And wiser. Why are clear observations like his so patently ignored by Israel's electorate? Pity the shorter Yacov is mired in the misguided and blind Zionist vanity of victimhood. The olive branch, tentative as it is, has been extended. Take the damn thing for a change. Work with it. Do the Jewish thing, if you need it put in terms you understand. Take this small hope and make it blossom. Remember Israel's own history. Yes, there are conditions to this accord. You're surprised? But this gives way to dialogue. Screw this up, kids, and Israel will no longer have any credibility. A credibility that teeters already, with Yacovian Zionism as the foundation. Comparing Olmerts Israel to Vichy France is not only insulting to Jews, the French and Israelis, it shows that Yacov knows nothing about history.
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