Thursday, October 08, 2009

Bibi at the UN II

Two belated but good and very interesting comments on the Israeli PM's recent speech in New York: one by Yaron Ezrahi, the other by Carlo Strenger. I absolutely subscribe to the latter's conclusion: "Remembering the Holocaust is a moral duty for Jews and non-Jews alike. Netanyahu's politicization of it does not fulfill this duty; it taints it. Instead of weakening Ahmadinejad, he enters the arena in which truthfulness about history is no longer a duty in its own right, but where history is used for the sake of political manipulation.[...] The lessons we should learn from Mr. Ahmadinejad is that remembering for its own sake is a virtue that must never be compromised."

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