Ziffer does not understand politics - 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
    • Tosefta
    • 10.08.07 | 18:27 (IDT)

    "The cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing" - Oscar Wilde Ziffer the well-known cynic does not understand politics. As a media person he thinks everything should be evaluated according to its show value. But the Hebron situation is tragically more than a mere show. According to Ziffer, the whole Hebron situation is based on hypocricy. If the IDF so desires, it can stop protecting the Hebron settlers and then they will be gone. Because Israel is a democracy, the IDF is controlled by elected officials and not by a dictator. And political parties must think of public opinion and of the next election. Let it be remembered that a third of Israelis now support refusal of orders by soldiers to be involved in evacuations. This should indicate to Ziffer what might happen if the IDF simply withdraws from Hebron. It can be done, but the right moment must be found. Rabin could do it right after the Goldstein massacre when the Israeli public was stunned, but failed to seize the opportunity. There are real ideological drives beneath the surface, and they have to be dealt with wisely. Many settlements will have to go, including Hebron, but one needs a great moment for it, and a wise way of executing the operation.

    from the article: Hypocrisy in Hebron
    First published 00:00 10.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 10.08.07
Haaretz Headlines
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu speaks during a news conference at his ruling AK Party headqu
Turkish prime minister to resign amid rumored Erdogan rift

Ahmet Davutoglu calls for party unity, says he will never utter a word against Erdogan.

15:08 05.05.16 | 0 comments
An exposed Hamas tunnel near the Israel border, May 5, 2016.
IDF discovers Hamas tunnel extending from Gaza into Israel for second time in one month

The tunnel is at a depth of 26-28 meters, and the IDF still doesn't know its channel, except for the fact that it starts in Gaza and ends in the southern part of the Gaza border region on the Israeli side.

14:31 05.05.16 | 0 comments
A screenshot from journalist Julia Ioffe's Twitter, showing a anti-Semitic photo she received after
Trump on supporters who bombarded reporter with anti-Semitic abuse: 'Talk to them about it'

'I don’t have a message to the fans, a woman wrote an article that was inaccurate,' Trump said, adding that he had not read the article but had heard it was 'nasty.'

14:40 05.05.16 | 0 comments
A man carries an injured girl after an airstrike in the rebel held area of old Aleppo, Syria April 2
'Never Again' means Israel must defend Syrians from Assad's slaughter

When Adolf Hitler first sent Jews to die, Europeans and Americans agreed that it was not their problem. Israel may be about to make the same mistake about Assad's killings in Syria.

11:04 05.05.16 | 0 comments