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Israel's withdrawal fro Gaza a disaster?

Reader comment on item: Yossi Klein Halevi: Israel's Withdrawal from Gaza a "Disaster"

Submitted by M.D. Anthony (Canada), Mar 10, 2008 at 00:24

Halevi's implication is that the Gaza retreat has served as a grand object lesson for guilt-ridden Israelis, that it has woken them? The retreat from Gaza and the Palestinian response has awoken them?

What about Israel's treatment of its own people who they forced out of Gaza? Does this cause the voters of a democratic nation to trust their own government? And how do the voteres of that democratic naton feel after the Gaza pull out is seen as a failure as Mr. Halevi points out - how do the Israeli people feel about their maniacly poor, gambing of theri leadership. As long as Israelis keep getting killed and the PLO get what they want then everything is O.K.!

The Israeli government, well versed in the polls on it's own people, are of course not forbidding and restricting their people from attending International meetings where they might say something embarrasing to the Israeli government? If Kassam rockets were terrifying and killing Isralis that is OK as long as Israeli troops are out of Gaza when Condolezza rice arrives to visit? So now when Condolezza Rice leaves we have Mr. Halevi saying dont be surprised if Israeli troop re-enter Gaza.

At some point this corrupt Israeli government will realize it's most dangerous enemy is it's own people and will move to confiscate their guns - why not they have made smoking on a military base a punishable offence. If a government can do that they will see themselves as able to do anything.

Mr. Halevi seems so numbed by the violence of the last 60 years that he does not see the growing reality of Civil War coming into Israel.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
one more step [122 words]yuval brandstetter MDMar 14, 2008 05:56122631
Klein-Halevi overly optimistic about the lessons learned from Gaza [114 words]MHLMar 10, 2008 23:22122332
The "guilty Israeli" may be extinct, but still walks and talks, still filled with hate [124 words]Carl SesarMar 10, 2008 00:48122230
Israel's withdrawal fro Gaza a disaster? [279 words]M.D. AnthonyMar 10, 2008 00:24122226
There is hope [23 words]Yuval Brandstetter MDMar 15, 2008 13:12122226
Why did Sharon, of all people, want to do this? [153 words]Wayne WagnerMar 9, 2008 15:41122182
The Patton Solution [173 words]Don LeeMar 9, 2008 14:18122180
Palestinian terrorism- when will the world wake up? [932 words]gary fouseMar 7, 2008 00:35121955
Palestine Should Be Seen As A Failed Effort [63 words]AnneMMar 9, 2008 16:50121955
I don't think it was a mistake [315 words]Boris FrenkelMar 6, 2008 18:17121927
Israeli post modernism, left wing, liberal, soft heartedness is killing the country [161 words]James BurkeMar 5, 2008 07:17121795

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