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Why So Many Israelis Won't Condemn the Carnage in Gaza

Out of exhaustion, complicity or alienation, we increasingly defer to the endless spin of our arrogant leaders. We've stopped asking ethical questions about our responsibility for the death and despair in Gaza

Don Futterman
Don Futterman
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Don Futterman
Don Futterman

To the victor go the spoils, but also the moral dilemmas. And Monday’s events – the U.S. embassy opening and the bloody day at the Gaza border – should pose painful and profound questions to those Jews and Israelis who still care about the morality of our actions.

When Israelis consider the Gaza protests and confrontations at the border fence, we are dizzy from the political spin, and genuinely confused about what’s going on, and what we are seeing. That makes it almost impossible to ask ethical questions about our own behavior.

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