Saturday, January 22, 2011

Learning lessons

Isn't it ironic how each of us often 'learns' different lessons from one and the same event or development? Whereas I think that the 'revolution' in Tunisia (about which we don't know at all where it will lead the Tunisian people and its neighbors) teaches us - among other things - that you can't fool/suppress/oppress an unwilling population of millions perpetually with impunity and success, at least one rightwing Israeli commentator sees the ousting of Ben Ali as yet another reason why Israel should continue its policies of settlement and occupation across the Green Line.

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