Sunday, June 06, 2004

Gideon Levy, whom we know generally as the whistle blower of Israel's bad behavior towards the Palestinians, courageously takes up the defense of Yigal Amir's basic human rights. Levy has a point, he is right when he writes that Amir has been transformed into the devil incarnate and that nobody really speaks up to question the punishments imposed on Yitzhak Rabin's murderer: "The right will never dare to come out in his defense, lest it be blamed once again for his action; the left dumps on him all of its anger and frustration; and even human rights organizations, which courageously defend the rights of Palestinian terrorists, keep mum when it comes to Amir's case." Even though I do not agree with the title of Levy's piece ( Yigal Amir is not and he never should be considered " a murderer like any other " ), it provides us with some food for thought.

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