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Houston (no, Israel!) we have a problem!

When a newspaper editorialises, as the Israeli newspaper Haaretz has (see below) in relation to the savage bashing of an Arab supermarket employee by 3 border policeman, you know that the country has a real problem.       

"This injustice is natural in a country where the prime minister makes a supportive phone call to the parents of a soldier who shot dead a dying Palestinian terrorist in violation of the rules of engagement, and in which that soldier is considered by many to be a national hero; in a country where the defense minister, who defended the rules of engagement, is ousted in favor of someone who demonstrates support for the entry of barbaric anarchy into the military’s ranks, and in a country where a senior opposition figure meant to offer an alternative government says that everyone who takes out a screwdriver should be shot. Such injustice is natural in a country that uses violence against Palestinians across the Green Line every day, and that promotes popular and institutionalized discrimination within its borders."


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