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Peregrine flight

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Israel and Netanyahu

I thought that this was a good article on Israel and Netanyahu. When the ex head of Mossad says you are terrible for the country you are terrible for the country.

We Are Israelis Calling on Congress to Disinvite Netanyahu

We believe the prime minister is driving Israel downhill at an alarming speed, to the extent that we may eventually lose the country we love. 

I am pro Israel but they have themselves missed many opportunities to create a more sustainable future for all of the parties involved. Netanyahu's lurch to the religious right has endangered the country.

The signatories are heavyweight.

By David Harel, Tamir Pardo, Talia Sasson, Ehud Barak, Aaron Ciechanover and David Grossman

Mr. Harel is the president of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Mr. Pardo is a former director of Mossad, Israel’s foreign intelligence service. Ms. Sasson is a former director of the special tasks department in Israel’s State Attorney’s Office. Mr. Barak is a former prime minister of Israel. Mr. Ciechanover received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2004. Mr. Grossman is a novelist and essayist.

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On the flip side, I thought this was interesting too.  Inside Israel, the war looks very different. I read a similar article the other day in which the kibbutzniks realized that they were being killed by infiltrators that had worked on their farm.

It reminded me of the story of Yednitz, my grandmother's village in Moldova, where the gentile villager who played violin at the bar mitzvahs was later found raping the girls during the pogrom.

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1 comment:

Jon Harwood said...

The way they play in the Middle East is hard for us to understand. I can't explain it but stakes get really high (life-death) really fast. I read Israeli media to try to understand their perspective. All I know is nothing is simple there.