Netanyahu didn’t create the norm of benefits at the expense of wealthy people or the state. He simply took it to new heights, allegedly of course. The journalists defending him on a daily basis have lost their decency and common sense.
The Zionist left and the same right should present a clear and united stance when it comes to manifestations of anti-Semitism: Neither forgiveness nor understanding, and definitely not justification. But instead of condemning the prime minister’s son over his Facebook post, the Right is pointing an accusing finger at the Left.
As much as the Goldin family is hurting, they are wrong—putting pressure on Hamas will only make it more popular in Gaza and the international community, and as much as it pains to say it, it is not right to endanger the lives of more Israelis for the return of dead bodies and people who entered Gaza of their own volition. The Shalit deal’s mistakes must not be repeated.
Terrorism doesn’t seek peace, it doesn’t seek two states for two people or an end to the occupation. Terrorism appears because of incitement, hatred and blood libels. It seeks destruction and ruin, and it will find any excuse to reappear, both when the Palestinians are suffering because of the occupation and when they are thriving despite the occupation.