Yes, there are heroes in the IAF - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Pierre S
    • 14.09.09 | 21:32 (IDT)

    A sad eulogy for a pilot who lost his life in a place where he shouldn't have been in the first place. We feel for his mother as we do for all mothers who lose a child, but why accusing us of racism if we disagree with Asaf Ramon being a hero? And why assuming that those of us who are appalled by Israel's behaviour towards the Palestinians are "on the far left". Does the left have a monopoly on ethics? Israel's F16 pilots have never encountered an enemy plane, they are used solely against presumed "terrorists" and civilians. But yes, there are heroes also in the IAF: the ones that have the great courage to say no, no to war crimes, no to targeted assasinations, no to dropping bombs amongst children.

    from the article: Can there be such a thing as an Israeli hero?
    First published 17:09 14.09.09 | Last updated 17:41 14.09.09
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