We'll Be to Blame for 'Bieberman'

It will be our fault if the extreme right, which says there's no partner for peace and that the world wants Israel exterminated, comes to power.

In the Yom Kippur War, when 2,222 fighters were killed, President Ephraim Katzir coined the infuriating expression "We're all to blame." But the people, shocked and angry, didn't accept this collective guilt. The people weren't to blame - the political and military leaders were. Still drunk from the victory of the Six-Day War, they couldn't see the threat on the horizon.