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Quotables from the Israeli government’s current (c)harm offensive
While you may have read about the first, Israeli Minister Sheetrit’s revealing outburst was by no means the only recent one. These are just a few picked up from a couple of news pieces, and seem unfortunately indicative of how the Israeli government public discourse has further degenerated, reflecting its actions on the ground.
For a more thoughtful and humane consideration of political language and its consequences, which the so-called leaders above would do well to examine; see this recent interview with Beirut-based Briton Alastair Crooke at Conflicts Forum.
See also the Israeli journalist Gideon Levy who puts things into excellent perspective, with editorial emphasis added, and considers: “the severity of the Supreme Court’s decision is not only on the human level: The Supreme Court is authorizing collective punishment, which is specifically forbidden under international law (Article 33 of the Geneva Convention). Henceforth, Israel will no longer be able to complain about attacks against innocents in Israel: If all the residents of the Gaza Strip deserve to be punished because of the Qassam rockets, then maybe all Israelis deserve to be punished because of the occupation?”