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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:46 AM

THERE IS NO FUTURE..."If someone says we have to talk peace, he’s considered extreme left."

Sunday, January 20, 2013

"If someone says we have to talk peace, he’s considered extreme left."

Israeli broadcaster Shlomi Eldar gave Ha'aretz an important interview, in which he talked about some things that Americans are not allowed to discuss:

A few days after the end of Operation Pillar of Defense, I gave a talk at a Herzliya high school. The children, who said they came from good homes, told me we have to kill all the Arabs, including the Israeli Arabs, because where do they get off thinking they will get control of the country. Their ideal is to go into the army and kill as many Arabs as possible. That’s one side of the picture, Israeli youth, the new generation, living in an atmosphere of demonizing the Palestinians − which is something the Israeli media are responsible for in no small measure. The other side of the picture is the young generation in Gaza, a child of five or nine. Let’s say he is not wounded, but a four-ton bomb landed next to his house. Do you know that in Operation Pillar of Defense, not one pane of glass remained intact in the whole of Gaza? It’s a tactic of creating sonic booms to frighten people without hurting them. A child who has a bomb like that land next to him can’t hear anything for the next three days. What does he think about the Jews afterward? And where will we end up, if this is how Jewish youngsters think about Arabs?

Nowhere good.

We are on a nothing-to-lose track. Which is why I say there is no future. When I told the high school class that we have to look at them as human beings, one boy jumped up and said, “Who do you vote for? You’re extreme left, no?” I replied, “It would surprise you to know who I vote for.” But that’s not the point. The point is that we in Israel have reached a situation in which if someone says we have to talk peace, he’s considered extreme left.


the rest:
http://www.arabist.net/blog/2013/1/20/there-is-no-future.html
http://cannonfire.blogspot.com/2013/01/if-someone-says-we-have-to-talk-peace.html

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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:31 PM

1. JEEEEEESUSSSSSS KEEEEERIIIIIIIIST!

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Response to zbdent (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 07:11 PM

6. He would be livng in Gaza

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:53 PM

2. Cannonfire's a favorite blog of mine.....

Indeed, this is tragic. Next thing you know, not wanting to kill Palestinians will be considered an extreme-left position.......SMH.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:46 AM

3. I'm probably not alone in reading the subject line

and thinking it was talking about the United States. Even the more liberal of our two major parties is pro-war now.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:23 AM

4. Sounds like DU

Talking about peace is for EmoProg Firebaggers.


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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:21 PM

5. Same in the US.

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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:35 PM

7. Spam deleted by NRaleighLiberal (MIR Team)

 

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