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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:26 PM
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Some Israelis Criticizing War in Lebanon
August 10, 2006, 3:04 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel -- The first cracks in Israeli support for the war in Lebanon emerged Thursday, with leading intellectuals and mainstream politicians criticizing the government's decision to send more soldiers into Hezbollah territory.

Every Friday for a month, anti-war activists have demonstrated against Israel's retaliation for Hezbollah's July 12 cross-border raid, but they never drew more than a handful of people. Opinion polls showed backing for the war at about 80 percent.

But some peace activists who had remained quiet or even supported the fighting now say it has gone on long enough.

Three of Israel's most successful authors and intellectuals -- Amos Oz, David Grossman and A.B. Yehoshua -- on Thursday urged Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to focus on diplomatic rather than military initiatives.

http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-...

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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:40 PM
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1. stop shooting, start talking!
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 03:42 PM by leftchick




Israeli left wing activists demonstrate against the ongoing fighting in Lebanon in front of the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006, with about 600 people attended the rally in Tel Aviv. (AP Photo / Ariel Schalit)
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:42 PM
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anotherdrew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:53 PM
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6. they'll talk - they can't really invade, the 50,000 will not go in
mark my words, the leadership is shocked that the airforce didn't silence the rockets and aren't sure what to do now. They're not eager to have bush egg them on and peace talks are the only way out now. It's just a matter of time (and however many more civilains get killed in the interim, but that clearly causes neither side much concern).
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AnOhioan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:42 PM
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2. Israeli's who understand that you cannot end terrorism..
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 03:42 PM by AnOhioan
bu being a terrorist.
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:46 PM
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4. Indeed. They're dealing with their own NeoCon-esque movement...
...which, I'm afriad to say, has advanced a little more agressively in Israel than it has in America.

  Both countries' governments walk, talk and quack the fascist ideology though...

PB
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anotherdrew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:03 PM
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5. MORE LIES the demos were 5000+ last friday and hundreds the week before
typical media liers.
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