Friday, January 16, 2009

Moral Clarity

From: Jews sans Frontieres.

Arnon Sofer, a Jewish Israeli intellectual, teaches (!) at Haifa University:


When 2.5 million [Palestinians] live in a closed-off Gaza, those people will become even bigger animals than they are today, with the aid of an insane fundamentalist Islam. So, if we want to remain alive, we will have to kill and kill and kill. All day, every day. If we don't kill, we will cease to exist. The only thing that concerns me is how to ensure that the [Jewish] boys and men who are going to have to do the killing will be able to return home to their families and be normal human beings. (Jerusalem Post weekend supplement Up Front, May 21, 2004. quoted by Omar Barghouti)

2 Comments:

At 8:14 PM, Blogger Renegade Eye said...

In Israel normalcy is living in a world of constant exagerated threat. Zionism needs the bunker mentality. Even the most ardent Zionists excluding MZ, must deep down know Zionism is less needed for Jewish people, than say after WWII post Nazism.

 
At 8:54 PM, Blogger Gert said...

Ren:

Sure but the bunker mentality serves also another purpose: to use national security as an excuse to make any concessions. This is why, IMHO, Israel and Israelis are sleepwalking into a catastrophe of their own making: they cannot understand that oppressing another people cannot lead to one's own security, quite the contrary.

For all I care they could have nuked Hamas into radioactive dust, but that would not change the nationalistic aspirations of the Palestinians...

 

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