March 1, 2007
Attention Israelis: Please stop kvetching
(Page 2 - Previous Page)As for Israel's occupation of the West Bank, I know Palestinian civilians are suffering terribly, but I must admit, I find it hard to grieve that much for them when the blame lies predominantly with their own elected leadership, not Israel's.
And if Israel is passing up a chance for peace with Syria, which I think it is, are we realistically talking about much of a chance? Only a few years ago this country was exploding with terror, businesses were closing left and right, Israelis were being thrown out of work, foreigners were afraid to visit or invest here, and soldiers and settlers were being killed regularly in Gaza as well as the West Bank.
Today we have some corruption in high places, some incompetence, a few instances of office sex crime. No national tragedies here. In fact, the only reason this stuff is making such big headlines is because, thank God, there's so little genuine national tragedy to report.
So would everybody please stop kvetching?
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