Thursday, July 28, 2005

While some of the pain of some of the settlers is felt by most Israelis, that does not mean that all Israelis feel all of the pain of all settlers, as president Moshe Katzav claimed. Tom Segev wrote a good op-ed on the subject ( never mind the historical parallel that he draws, one that is as problematic as the comparison made by Pinhas Wallerstein ), in which he says, contradicting the claims by Israel's president: "The settlements play no role in the achievements of the state. On the contrary, the more they multiplied, the smaller the chance of reaching an agreement with the Palestinians and the greater the danger to Israel as a Jewish and democratic state.The values of the settlers contradict human rights and liberty."

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