Friday, March 20, 2009

Sabbat Shalom ...

... to those who have moral and courage to speak out!

"I don't think he felt too bad about it, because after all, as far as he was concerned, he did his job according to the orders he was given. And the atmosphere in general, from what I understood from most of my men who I talked to ... I don't know how to describe it .... The lives of Palestinians, let's say, is something very, very less important than the lives of our soldiers. So as far as they are concerned they can justify it that way," he said.

Quote from this Haaretz-article.


  1. Isn't history full of tragedy?

    Israel as was founded as a result of the suffrage of millions of Jews after WW2 and now the same pain is inflicted upon the Palestinians by the hands of the Israelis...

    Isn't it ironic to know that there is more "freedom of speech" when it comes to the Israel/Palestinian issue inside Israel then in the United States.... ?

  2. Sean:
    Haaretz always publish these kind of articles which is good.
    Re-establishing of the Third Jewish commonwealth has nothing to do with WW2, it only accelarete it.

  3. Nevin,
    agreed. It's one of those vicious circles humankind is 'dancing' around.

    As for the very 'irony': Be mild with the U.S.-media: There's not much to write in face of Jewish lobby's power.
    Ahem: Please notice the irony.

    What I do find more interesting and more alarming / disappointing is that publishing such facts (I don't see any reason to doubt they are facts) would find no resonance with the majority of voters. One needs just looking at the result of the recent election.

    As for the founding('-stone') of Israel, I do agree with Hans. It was certainly neither the war nor the shoah.

    right you are.
    I am reading Haaretz quite regularly.
    My remark contained a great deal of (self-) irony and sarcasm.
    A German journalist / newspaper being the first to publish this article could be sure of severest attacks. Guess by whom.