Israel-Palestine News Compiler

Gideon Levy: Morality’s chief of staff

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 16, 2009

Allowing a child to drive an IDF-issued all-terrain vehicle? Forbidden. Killing children carrying white flags? Allowed. Lying about allowing your wife to drive an army-issued car? Forbidden. Killing women? Allowed. Administrative minutiae – a wife driving her husband’s car, a son driving an ATV and the hazing of fresh recruits – are grave matters. Mistakenly killing civilians is permitted.

For full article, visit http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1107746.html

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Ilan Pappe: Dummy or Real?

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 28, 2009

‘Gaza is the problem,’ Levy Eshkol, then prime minister of Israel, said in June 1967. ‘I was there in 1956 and saw venomous snakes walking in the street. We should settle some of them in the Sinai, and hopefully the others will immigrate.’ Eshkol was discussing the fate of the newly occupied territories: he and his cabinet wanted the Gaza Strip, but not the people living in it.

For full article, visit http://www.lrb.co.uk/web/14/01/2009/papp01_.html