fake.jpgUri Avnery has a blog post on the Dubai hit-squad/fake passports scandal, in which he says
“The Dubai affair is reinforcing the image of Israel as a bully state, a rogue nation that treats world public opinion with contempt, a country that conducts gang warfare, that sends mafia-like death squads abroad, a pariah nation to be avoided by right-minded people.”
Avnery’s whole piece is blistering reading which moves one away from any feelings of secret pride, to deep concern about the Mossad’s power.
Of course the morality of extra-judicial killings is an extraordinarily difficult one. Who would not have wanted to get rid of Hitler? But the hard question for Israel is; do such killings bring about a resolution of the conflict? The answer is no. If anything, they only reinforce hard lines on either side and create only more terrorism.
Combine this with Israel pinching other people’s passports (including Australia), and Israel really alienates it friends, particularly because while on the one hand, claiming to be a country that behaves legally, it cocks a snoot at other countries and takes advantage of them.
All this of course, is my opinion.

fake.jpgUri Avnery has a blog post on the Dubai hit-squad/fake passports scandal, in which he says
“The Dubai affair is reinforcing the image of Israel as a bully state, a rogue nation that treats world public opinion with contempt, a country that conducts gang warfare, that sends mafia-like death squads abroad, a pariah nation to be avoided by right-minded people.”
Avnery’s whole piece is blistering reading which moves one away from any feelings of secret pride, to deep concern about the Mossad’s power.
Of course the morality of extra-judicial killings is an extraordinarily difficult one. Who would not have wanted to get rid of Hitler? But the hard question for Israel is; do such killings bring about a resolution of the conflict? The answer is no. If anything, they only reinforce hard lines on either side and create only more terrorism.
Combine this with Israel pinching other people’s passports (including Australia), and Israel really alienates it friends, particularly because while on the one hand, claiming to be a country that behaves legally, it cocks a snoot at other countries and takes advantage of them.
All this of course, is my opinion.