Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Jeffrey Goldberg Speaks To Me

This following blog post by Jeffrey Goldberg in Atlantic tells what it is about the ME conflict that has been so depressing to me. Specifically he quotes these words by Jose Maria Aznar, the former prime minister of Spain, who lost his position because the Spanish people blamed his policies for the 2004 Madrid train bombings:

"Israel is under a new kind of attack.  Not conventional war as in 1948, 56, 67 or 73.  Not terrorism as we saw in the 70s, 80s and 90s. But a new kind of attack - an attack on Israel legitimacy, on her right to exist.  A "soft-war", where many of its adversaries are employing legal tricks, multinational bodies, and an army of dubious NGO's to present internationally Israel as an illegitimate state, as a barbarian state, a state that should be isolated and converted into a pariah state... We think this is intolerable.  It is unjust, morally wrong, and a strategic risk -- not only for Israel and its people -- but for all of us."

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