Sunday, 11 April 2010

Love of the Land: The fruits of delegitimization

The fruits of delegitimization

Summary of Editorials from the Hebrew Press
Israel Government Press Office
11 April '10

Yisrael Hayom(Hebrew,pg.9, bottom) refers to the ideological motives behind the affair and believes that "At the base of the story stands the great intellectual alignment against the State of Israel that has reached its peak since the Oslo accords burst upon our world and clearly legitimized the talk that was once marginal and is now routine: The talk about the delegitimization of the existence of the state of the Jews and its right to defend itself against its enemies, whom mainstream journalists see as freedom fighters while IDF soldiers have become goons. From this sprang Anat Kam.

Against such a background, it is clear that whoever exposes IDF secrets and its self-defense possibilities deserves full praise… Is it coincidental that the editor of the magazine section of the newspaper that is defending Anat Kam and Uri Blau, issued an internal report during the funeral of Maj. Eliraz Peretz that he, 'does not want to live in Eliraz Peretz's country or that of his mother.' And why? Because this 'is a family of fascists and jihadists and let nobody say that he was killed for me.' Here is the tragic link that nobody wants to deal with, but is apparent as a line that is dividing Israeli society against the background of this harsh affair: Between love of country and turning one's back on it."

Love of the Land: The fruits of delegitimization

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